Chugach Alaska Corporation Hires Senior Vice President of Energy and Resources Josie Hickel
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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) has hired Josie Hickel as its new senior vice president of energy and resources. Hickel will be responsible for driving growth within Chugach’s energy services business line, as well as directing our land and natural resource management and development efforts.
Prior to joining Chugach, Hickel served as chief administrative officer for Petro 49 Inc., where she directed all administrative functions for a petroleum marketing and distribution company with operations throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Prior to that, she held a vice president of human resources and administrative services role for Pebble Ltd. Partnership – overseeing administration for a mineral development project in southwest Alaska. She has garnered more than three decades of professional experience in Alaska for a range of companies including The Wilson Agency, Petro Marine Services and National Bank of Alaska. Hickel is also a Chugach shareholder. She is an active Board member and volunteer for several local community nonprofits, and was inducted into the Athena Society in 2012 in recognition of her business and community leadership.
“We are pleased to welcome Josie to the Chugach team,” said CEO Gabriel Kompkoff. “She has a wealth of mining and industry experience that will help us navigate our growth path. In addition, as an active supporter of community organizations throughout her career, Josie embodies Chugach's values and core behaviors.”
Hickel holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from American Intercontinental University.