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Carolyn Thompson is Named New UMIAQ Barrow Office Manager


Carolyn Thompson has joined UMIAQ, LLC as the new Office Manager in Barrow. Carolyn’s responsibilities will be to advocate and support UMIAQ’s Barrow based staff as well as well as support the Anchorage Division and Department Managers for shared success. The UMIAQ Barrow Office Manager is the primary point of contact with the North Slope Borough’s (NSB) Planning Department for all UMIAQ related NSB permitting and zoning issues.

As a previous Program Manager for the North Slope Borough, Public Works Department, she participated in the early stages of development of the RELI / AHFC Weatherization Program. There she provided management oversight and established long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies, and created a system for tracking grant related expenses.

In her recent position as Senior Project Manager for WHPacific, Carolyn represented the North Slope Borough under a Professional Placement contract with CIPM. In this position, she administered a Public Interest Determination Contract, which was successful in training and employing the local workforce while performing major repairs and upgrades on NSB owned structures, facilities, and systems. Carolyn provided project oversight for the general contractor, monitored the project budget, and reviewed construction operations and procedures for compliance.

Carolyn’s experience with evaluating project lifecycles, finances and contracts makes her a valuable addition to the UIC and UMIAQ teams.


UMIAQ is a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies. UMIAQ provides resource development services, design, consulting, logistics and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related to industrial and community development in the arctic and subarctic Alaska. These services include architecture, engineering, regulatory planning, stakeholder relations, surveying, geospatial analysis, arctic science support, logistics, local traditional knowledge and full-service camps. UMIAQ works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.

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