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UIC Announces Promotions and New Hires


Barrow, Alaska - Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) announces that Dave Pfeifer, who took on the responsibility of UIC’s Commercial Operations as its new senior vice president last August, is now additionally overseeing the UIC Government Services business.

Dave will help guide UIC as it transitions through an operational restructure to create continuous improvement and efficiencies while eliminating redundancies, while growing the company. UIC strives to keep the best interest in mind of its shareholders, employees and clients. By adopting this imperative, UIC aims to leverage both UIC Government Services and UIC Commercial Operations expertise and relationships.

Dave holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction and Real Estate from the University of Denver and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dave’s background includes positions with the National Bank of Alaska, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Dave also served as president of real estate development for Cook Inlet Region, Inc.



Because of her strong leadership skills, Doris Hugo-Shavings has been promoted by Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) as the chief of staff for UIC Commercial Operations. She was originally hired by UIC in the fall of 2015 as the director of strategy. Prior to joining UIC Doris worked at Shell Exploration & Production Company for nearly ten years in public relations, community affairs, operations and social performance.

Doris holds two bachelor’s degrees in strategic communication and political science from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and a master’s degree in business administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business, at the University of Washington.

Doris was born and raised in Barrow, Alaska and has also lived in Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range. In her free-time Doris enjoys spending time with family, traveling, mentoring youth, learning new things and participating in cultural activities such as whaling, one of her favorite events.



Keith Burke joins UIC Oil and Gas Support Services as its new manager. Keith brings several years of oil and gas experience from Alaska’s North Slope and Sakhalin, Russia. Keith has over 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry, he’s worked for Alyeska Pipeline Services Company, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Natchiq Sakhalin, LLC, and CCI, INC. We’re excited to have him onboard as part of the UIC team and family of companies.

His previous work included: managing operations and maintenance of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and Terminal; creating a joint-venture between an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary and Russia-based corporations securing high-value industry support contracts; and providing services to environmental, construction, oilfield and government sectors. Most recently, Keith worked in the health and intellectual property industries developing business systems and processes to improve day-to-day efficiencies and effectiveness.

Keith was born and raised on a farm in the small town of Roseburg, OR. Keith says he came to Alaska in 1975 and never looked back. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing during his free time. He is married to his wife Joy and has one daughter and grandson living in Oregon. He is excited about coming to work for UIC Oil and Gas Support Services and looks forward to meeting everyone.


About UIC
UIC is the Alaska Native Village Corporation of Barrow, Alaska and provides social and economic resources to over 2,900 Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants. Since its establishment, UIC has diversified its investments and consistently ranks among the top Alaskan-owned companies. UIC employs around 3,000 people and provides services to clients in a variety of industries, including operations in Barrow, construction, architecture and engineering, regulatory consulting, information technology, marine operations, logistics, and maintenance and manufacturing. More information about UIC and its family of companies can be found at www.uicalaska.com.


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