ASRC Board of Directors Selects New Member
Board also selects new Corporate Treasurer
At its regularly scheduled meeting yesterday in Barrow, the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation board of directors appointed Eddie Ahyakak to its open At-large seat. The board consists of 15 seats, 12 of which represent the shareholders from all North Slope villages. Three of the seats are designated as At-large directors, who represent the shareholders who reside outside of the Arctic Slope region. The seat was left open after the resignation of Roberta “Bobbi” Quintavell late last year.
Ahyakak grew up in Barrow, attended IỊisaġvik College and moved to Fairbanks to work as an operator with UIC in 1998. Currently, he works for Petro Star Inc. (PSI) as an operator at the North Pole refinery. Petro Star is a subsidiary of ASRC. “I am very humbled and will honor the board, company, and all shareholders by doing the best job that I can do,” said Ahyakak from his home in the Interior. “In being the youngest board member, I hope that I can inspire ASRC’s younger generation into being more proactive in their corporation.”
At the same meeting, current member and Barrow resident Patsy Aamodt was selected to serve as corporate treasurer, along with her current title of 1st vice president. Aamodt was first elected to the board in 1998, and has served on a variety of committees.
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.