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Koniag, Inc. Board of Directors elects Ron Unger as Chairman


(Kodiak, Alaska) – Koniag, Inc. announced that Ron Unger was elected Chairman of the Board by the company's Board of Directors immediately following its Annual Shareholders Meeting last month. Unger has served on the Koniag Board of Directors since 2004. He replaces Chris Johnson who had served as the company’s chairman for the past nine years. Johnson will continue to serve as vice chairman of the board.

“It’s an honor to be selected by my fellow board members for this new role,” Unger said. “These are exciting and challenging times for Alaska Native corporations and at Koniag we are fortunate to have a board and executive team that works well together, has set a strong foundation of core values and always keeps the best long-term interests of our shareholders as our top priority.”

Unger is President and CEO of WorkSmart, Inc., an information technology company based in Durham, North Carolina. Despite his professional responsibilities and geographic challenges, Unger has attended 100 percent of all board and committee meetings in his service to Koniag. Since being elected to the board in 2004, he has served as treasurer from 2005 to 2011 and as vice chairman from 2011 to 2012. Unger also served on the boards of two of Koniag's subsidiaries that were later sold to publicly-traded companies.

The Koniag Board of Directors also acknowledged the service of Chris Johnson for his nine year span as chairman. Johnson’s steady leadership helped guide Koniag through a period of strong growth and diversification while remaining committed to the Alutiiq culture, Koniag land and shareholder development.

“Koniag shareholders benefited from the effective leadership Chris provided and, likewise, we will be served well by Ron’s strong financial background and commitment to growing our company and shareholder benefits,” said Will Anderson, president and CEO of Koniag.

About Koniag, Inc.

Koniag, Inc. is one of the 13 Alaska Native regional corporations established in 1971 by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Koniag represents the Alutiiq people from Alaska’s Kodiak Island region. Koniag manages a diverse portfolio of real estate holding and operating companies. For more information, visit www.Koniag.com.


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