ASRC Board Appoints New Chairman
At its regularly scheduled budget meeting last week, the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation board of directors nominated Barrow resident Crawford Patkotak as its new chairman, replacing long-time board chair Jacob Adams. Adams resigned as chair after being appointed to the position of chief administrative officer of the North Slope Borough. Patkotak is the current vice president of Shareholder and Community Programs for ASRC.
“He certainly has big shoes to fill, but I’m pleased to see that Crawford has the confidence of the rest of the board,” said Rex A. Rock Sr., president and CEO of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. “He represents the new generation of leaders at ASRC, and has always placed the shareholders first. I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Patkotak has served on the ASRC board of directors since 1999, and most recently served as corporate treasurer. Among his other roles, he has also served as a council member for the City of Barrow, and was on the board of trustees for Iļisaġvik College.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 11,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development.