John Aġnaaqłuk Lincoln, a NANA shareholder from Kotzebue, has been named NANA’s vice president of external affairs.
In this key leadership role, John reports directly to NANA’s president and CEO and is responsible for developing, managing and expanding relationships with stakeholders, including industry leaders, Alaska Native associations, government agencies, policymakers and elected officials. Together with the legal and lands departments, as well NANA’s federal group, he will collaborate to ensure the corporation is represented uniformly at the international, federal, state and local levels.
John has worked at NANA since 2016, most recently as vice president of business development for Sivu, LLC and previously as vice president of lands. He served on the tribal council for the Native Village of Kotzebue for four years, as well as on the board of directors for Maniilaq Association for three years. John will soon finish his term in the Alaska Legislature, for which he represents the North Slope and Northwest Arctic Boroughs in the state House. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with a focus on management science and public policy. John and his family reside in Kotzebue.