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Ukpeaġvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) Mourns Passing Of President/CEO’s Daughter


Barrow, Alaska (August 9, 2012) – Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is deeply saddened by the passing of our President/CEO, Anthony E. Edwardsen’s daughter Bridget Edwardsen.

“Words cannot express the sadness that this news brings to UIC and our community. I pray that comfort and strength can be found through the unity of loved ones,” said UIC Board of Directors Chairman, Price E. Brower. UIC is a very tight knit family and will be supporting each other through this difficult time. UIC will be offering counseling for all employees impacted by this tragedy.

The management team of UIC has implemented an interim succession plan to ensure there are no interruptions to business during this time of grieving. Walt George, UIC’s Chief Financial Officer will serve in the role of interim President/CEO. Mr. George’s long-time experience with UIC and intimate familiarity with operations will allow our company to move forward with our mission of providing value to our shareholders while allowing Mr. Edwardsen to focus on family and healing. 

About Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation

UIC is the Alaska Native Village Corporation of Barrow, Alaska and provides social and economic resources to over 2,500 Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants. Since its establishment, UIC has diversified its investments and consistently ranks among the top largest Alaskan-owned companies (Alaska Business Monthly). UIC has close to 2,000 employees and provides services to clients in a variety of industries, including operations in Barrow, construction, architecture, engineering, regulatory consulting, information technology, logistics, marine operations, and maintenance and manufacturing.

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