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Doyon, Limited Announces Geraldine Simon as New SR VP of Administration

Fairbanks, Alaska – Doyon, Limited announced that Geraldine Simon will serve as the corporation’s new senior vice president of administration. Originally from Allakaket, Simon is a Doyon shareholder. She will begin her duties on April 23, 2012.

“Geri’s expertise and leadership are welcome assets to the Doyon team,” said Doyon President and CEO Aaron Schutt. “We are pleased she has agreed to join the management team.”

Prior to accepting the senior vice president of administration role, Simon served as vice president of Alaska lands and operations and general counsel for the Tyonek Native Corporation. Previously, she was the special assistant to the director of legal and intergovernmental affairs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage.

Simon holds a Juris Doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law and is a member of the Alaska Bar Association. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. She is a board member of her village corporation, K’oyitl’ots’ina, Limited and a committee member of the Alaska Native Village CEO Association.
“Doyon continues to be a leader in the business community providing benefits to thousands of families in Alaska and the nation. I look forward to being a part of the corporation’s management team and to building on Doyon’s record of success,” Simon said.

Headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon is one of the regional Native corporations set up under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and is one of the top eight Alaskan‐owned businesses in the state. It is the largest private landowner in Alaska, with more than 12.5 million acres allocated to the corporation under ANCSA. The company currently has 18,500 shareholders and 2,800 employees across the state and country. Doyon’s mission is to continually enhance its position as a financially strong Native corporation in order to promote the economic and social well‐being of its shareholders and future shareholders, to strengthen its Native way of life, and to protect and enhance its land and resources.

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