The Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) Board of Directors announces Jaylene Z. Wheeler was selected as a director to fill a vacancy on the board at a special board meeting on March 19, 2020.
Ms. Wheeler, 44, is a Shareholder, raised in Nome and currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. She also has over 15 years of management-related experience with tribal health organizations and owns a small business, Wheeler Consulting. Ms. Wheeler will serve on the SNC Board of Directors for the remainder of a term through the 49th Annual Meeting.
Jaylene shared, “I appreciate the opportunity to serve Sitnasuak Native Corporation and it’s Shareholders in this new capacity. Balancing social responsibility, environmental sustainability and profitability is important to me. Also, I strongly believe culture is key to the continued success of our Corporation.”
“The Board of Directors has selected Jaylene from a pool of six Shareholders who submitted interest in being considered for appointment. Each of the six holds experience and knowledge that would benefit the Corporation,” said Board Chair Dr. Barb Amarok. “We welcome Jaylene to the Board!”
About Sitnasuak Native Corporation
SNC is one of the Alaska Native village corporations created in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). SNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska, with operations in Alaska (Nome, Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks), Virginia and Puerto Rico. Today, SNC is the largest of 16 village corporations in the Bering Strait region, with more than $170 million in annual revenues. SNC is owned by about 2,900 Alaska Native shareholders.
SNC’s family of businesses and brands includes: