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Rasmuson Foundation Welcomes New Board Committee Members

For Immediate Release
February 25, 2010


ANCHORAGE – Rasmuson Foundation welcomes three new board committee members to the Foundation: Bill Corbus, Linda Leary and Aaron Schutt. Rasmuson Foundation committees are responsible for researching and providing recommendations on foundation business and funding interests to the 12-member board of directors <http://www.rasmuson.org/index.php?switch=viewpage&pageid=12> .  

“These committee members are leaders in their field, with a rich background in business and philanthropy,’ said Rasmuson Foundation President and CEO Diane Kaplan. “ We are excited and pleased to have them as part of the Rasmuson Foundation and look forward to their valuable input over the coming years.”

Bill Corbus has been named to the Audit Committee.  Corbus is currently president and director of the Alaska Energy and Resources Company in Juneau.  Previously, he served as commissioner of the Department of Revenue for the state of Alaska under Gov. Frank Murkowski. Corbus has served as the director of the Juneau Boy Scout Council, director of Catholic Community Service and on the governor’s Alaska Highway Natural Gas Policy Council. He also previously worked for Hospice & Home Care of Juneau and currently serves as trustee for the Juneau Community Foundation. Corbus holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth College. Corbus currently resides in Juneau.

Linda Leary has been named to the Program-Related Investment Committee.  Leary is the president and owner of Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., one of Alaska’s largest asset-owned trucking and logistics companies. Leary has worked at Carlile Transportation Systems for over 24 years. Leary serves on the executive cabinet for United Way and is a board member with Resource Development Council, Alaska Railroad Corporation, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Associated General Contractors of America and Breast Cancer Focus, Inc.  Leary holds bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in logistics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Leary currently resides in Anchorage.

Aaron Schutt, currently serving as senior vice president and COO for Doyon, Limited, has been named to the Grants Committee. Before joining Doyon in 2006, Schutt was an attorney where he represented tribal and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Acts corporation clients. He currently serves as a director of Akeela, Inc. and as a member of the Bar Examiner’s Committee of the Alaska Bar Association. Schutt holds a juris doctorate from Stanford Law School, a master’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and graduated with honors and as an S. Town Stephenson scholar with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University. Schutt currently resides in Fairbanks.

About the Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation was created <http://www.rasmuson.org/index.php?switch=viewpage&pageid=20> in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband "E.A." Rasmuson Through grant making and initiatives, the Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans.

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