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Haa Aaní, LLC President Appointed to AIDEA and AEA


Russell Dick

PHOTO: Courtesy of Haa Aani, LLC

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell appoints Russell Dick 

JUNEAU, Alaska – Haa Aaní, LLC President and CEO Russell Dick will provide leadership to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced the appointment on August 15, 2013.

“The mission of AIDEA and AEA focuses on economic growth,” said Dick. “Haa Aaní, LLC is dedicated to improving the economic conditions in the region, through innovation, sustainability and collaboration. I’m excited to work on similar goals with the AIDEA and AEA board.”

Dick was recruited by Sealaska in 1996 and served as an engineer in Sealaska’s Natural Resources group prior to becoming the Natural Resources manager. He was named director of the Office of Diversity Solutions in 2003 and was promoted to group operations director in 2007. After a short sabbatical to attend Stanford University’s Sloan Program in 2008, Dick returned to become the vice president of Corporate Development, serving in that capacity until 2010, when he decided to focus his efforts on economic sustainability for rural communities in the Southeast Alaska region and assumed his current position.

Dick also provides his time to groups outside of Sealaska. He currently serves as chair of Huna Totem Corporation; a member of the nonprofit Foraker Group Governance Board; a board member of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce; and a loan advisory board member for the State of Alaska, Division of Economic Development.

Dick was raised in Hoonah, Alaska and is Tlingit, Kaagwaantaan, Eagle of the Wolf House. He holds a Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Sloan Program, a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from the University of Phoenix.

About Haa Aani, LLC

Haa Aaní, LLC is a subsidiary business of Sealaska, one of 13 for-profit regional corporations established in 1971 by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Sealaska is owned and operated primarily by Alaska Natives in Southeast Alaska and represents more than 21,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribal member shareholders. Haa Aaní provides an innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial approach to sustainable economies across its region, specifically in rural communities. It approaches economic development through community engagement, working as a catalyst to foster individual shareholder activity; and specific investment in opportunities that expand the regional economy.

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