Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) announces Mr. Richard Strutz is serving as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 9, 2019.
Mr. Strutz is very familiar with SNC as he had served as the Corporation CEO from April 2015 to May 2017. “We are glad to welcome Richard back to the Sitnasuak management team as we complete our search for the President and CEO positions in the coming months,” stated Board Chair Barb Amarok. “We appreciate the interim CEO leadership he can provide with our Corporation and our family of businesses.”
Mr. Strutz shared, “I am honored to help Sitnasuak as interim CEO and offer my experience and talents. Sitnasuak has great management teams in place which are very valuable to the success of the Corporation. I look forward to helping the Board and management in providing for Shareholders and continuing to support Sitnasuak as a leading Alaska Native village corporation.”
Mr. Strutz is a well-known business leader in Alaska. He had a 43-year career at Wells Fargo and its predecessor, National Bank of Alaska. He spent 20 of those years as the company’s chief executive in Alaska. In recognition of his business accomplishments, he was inducted to the Junior Achievement of Alaska’s Business Hall of Fame in 2017. He has also been involved in many civic and community organizations over the years such as Rotary and the Providence Ministry 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), California, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Today, SNC is the largest of 16 village corporations in the Bering Straits region, with over $133 million in annual revenues. SNC is owned by almost 2,900 Alaska Native Shareholders.
SNC’s family of businesses and brands include: