Patrick W. Duke Named New Doyon, Limited Chief Financial Officer
Patrick W. Duke
PHOTO: Doyon, Limited
Fairbanks, Alaska – Patrick W. Duke has been named the new senior vice president and chief financial officer for Doyon, Limited, the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. Duke was previously the CFO at CIRI, where he had worked since 2006. Prior to that, he spent 13 years working in various financial and accounting roles at Sealaska Corp. in Juneau. Born and raised in south central Alaska, Duke is a Sealaska and Ahtna shareholder.
Duke holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Gonzaga University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He serves on the boards of directors of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Alaska and The CIRI Foundation, and is the former chairman of the Blood Bank of Alaska.
“I feel very fortunate that he has joined our senior management,” said Doyon President and CEO Aaron M. Schutt. “His expertise and financial knowledge will help guide the growth of our corporation.”
“I am looking forward to working with one of Alaska’s top businesses,” Duke said. “I have worked in ANCSA corporations for my entire career, and I am honored to serve Doyon’s shareholders.”
Duke assumed the position vacated by previous Doyon CFO Daniel “Toby” Osborn, who left the corporation to do missionary work for his church.
Headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon is one of the regional Native corporations set up under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and is one of the top 10 Alaskan‐owned businesses in the state. It is the largest private landowner in Alaska, with more than 12.5 million acres allocated to the corporation under ANCSA. The company currently has 18,300 shareholders and 2,500 employees across the state and country. Doyon’s mission is to continually enhance its position as a financially strong Native corporation in order to promote the economic and social well‐being of its shareholders and future shareholders, to strengthen its Native way of life, and to protect and enhance its land and resources.
Posted: February 7, 2012