Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce that Ms. Roberta “Bobbi” Quintavell has been selected as the new President and CEO. Ms. Quintavell will start the position on May 8, 2017. She was hired as an outstanding candidate with strong leadership and successful executive experiences that merge corporate priorities with community service.
“It is a distinct privilege to have been selected by the Sitnasuak Board of Directors. I am looking forward to working with the Board, to advance the businesses of the Sitnasuak family of companies, while remaining grounded in our values and upholding our cultural sustainability,” said Ms. Quintavell.
During the past 20 years, Ms. Quintavell has contributed her expertise in helping Alaska Native Corporations and their subsidiaries grow in shareholder equity and operational profitability by establishing financial controls, formalizing business processes, aggressively pursuing acquisitions, and building teams of highly skilled and forward-thinking leaders. Over the course of her career she has served as Executive Director of Arctic Slope Native Association, President/CEO of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Constructors and ASRC Construction Holding Company, President/CEO and Board Member of ASRC, and subsequently as Chief Operating Officer of Doyon Limited. She has also served on the boards of various nonprofits including the Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Municipal League and the Rasmuson Foundation. Ms. Quintavell is Inupiaq and originally from Utqiagvik. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alaska in Anchorage and graduated with an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Ms. Quintavell has two daughters and will be working in the Anchorage office with Sitnasuak.
According to Bobby Evans, Board Chairman, “The Board of Directors are excited to begin this next chapter in Sitnasuak’s history. CEO Richard Strutz is committed to assisting in this transition as he plans to retire by the end of May. Under our new President & CEO Bobbi Quintavell’s leadership, we see her adding to the Corporation’s successes and working well with our current management and staff. Ms. Quintavell brings great talents and backgrounds in Alaska Business and Alaska Native Corporations. We welcome her to Sitnasuak Native Corporation and our family of businesses. Sitnasuak is continuing to draw great talent and we all look forward to introducing Ms. Quintavell to our community partners and all Sitnasuak Shareholders.”
Ms. Quintavell is filling this position with the retirement of CEO Richard Strutz effective May 31, 2017. According to Mr. Strutz, “We have made a lot of headway in the last few years. I am looking forward to this transition with Bobbi that will continue to help make Sitnasuak a better company.”