BSNC hires Craig Richards as General Counsel
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) announced today that it has hired attorney Craig Richards as its Vice President & General Counsel. Mr. Richards will report to BSNC President & CEO Gail R. Schubert. Richards will offer counsel on legal matters and ensure legal compliance and oversee risk management.
“We welcome Craig’s experience in project development and negotiating and managing complex transactions, including identifying and creating financial solutions,” said BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert. “His extensive experience in integrating legal and financial analytical skills in project development will also serve BSNC well as we move forward.”
Richards has more than 16 years of legal experience. Prior to joining BSNC, Richards served as Alaska Attorney General from 2014 to 2016, and subsequently provided legal counsel on oil and gas issues to the State of Alaska under contract. Richards holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington & Lee University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia.
Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Alaska Native Corporation that was established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. It is owned by more than 7,600 Alaska Native shareholders and actively pursues responsible development of resources and other business opportunities. Through its subsidiaries, BSNC serves the federal government and commercial customers throughout the Bering Strait region, Alaska, the United States and the world.