The Sitnasuak Native Corporation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of new directors at a special board meeting on April 27, 2018. The selection of two outstanding Shareholders follows consideration of a field of 13 qualified candidates for the vacant board seats.
Mr. Haven Harris, 38, of Anchorage is a shareholder for Bering Straits Native Corporation and Sitnasuak Native Corporation. Born and raised in Nome, Mr. Harris earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and later his MBA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He currently serves as Vice President Business Development for St. George Tanaq Native Corporation focusing on government contracting opportunities.
Mr. Joel “Jay” Craft, Jr., 41, of Anchorage is also a shareholder in Bering Straits Native Corporation and Sitnasuak Native Corporation. He currently serves as a Supervisory Management Analyst for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Transportation Department. Mr. Craft has lived and worked in Nome for Kawerak, Inc. as Vice President for Children, Family Services and spent many years as a volunteer fireman in Nome.
“We had a great pool of qualified candidates for the two seats,” said Chairman Robert “Bobby” Evans. “Both Haven and Jay bring valuable business skills, local knowledge and career experience to the board and we’re happy to have them join. We look forward to their personal and shared commitment to Sitnasuak which will further the success of our Corporation, Shareholders and Descendants.”
Both Mr. Harris and Mr. Craft will be seated at the next board meeting and will serve terms through the 45th Annual Meeting.