Shee Atiká Hires New Marketing and Communications Director
Shee Atiká, the Alaska Native corporation for Sitka, named Colleen Bryan as its new Marketing and Communications Director. In that position, Bryan is responsible for ensuring that all internal and external communication embodies Shee Atiká’s new mission statement, refreshed values, and updated strategic focus for its rapidly expanding portfolio of companies and business platforms.
Bryan holds a master’s degree in technical communication from Minnesota State University and dual bachelor’s degrees in the French language and journalism and public communication from UAA. Bryan has fifteen years of director-level marketing and communication experience in a variety of sectors, spanning economic development, state/local/federal contracting, construction, and healthcare. Her most recent position was as communications director for a public corporation within the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
“With her extensive marketing and communications experience serving public, private, and tribal organizations, Colleen is a key addition to our leadership team,” says Shee Atiká President and CEO Karl Potts. “We’re very excited to share the Shee Atiká story through our upcoming brand refresh and connecting on an even more meaningful level with our shareholders and communities.”
The Shee Atiká family of companies include four SBA 8(a)-certified subsidiaries in healthcare solutions, information technology, logistics and supply chain management, and scientific and engineering services, with regional offices in Montgomery, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; and Macon, Georgia, and business program operations in approximately twenty states.
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