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Two New Vice Presidents for Natives of Kodiak

Mar 13, 2024 | Alaska Native, Construction, Engineering, Right Moves

Natives of Kodiak

Natives of Kodiak (NOK), the urban Native corporation for the city of Kodiak, placed new Vice Presidents in charge of two business lines.

Eric McLaurin

Natives of Kodiak

Eric McLaurin, as Vice President for the Services Sector, also serves as General Manager for NOK subsidiary Environmental Assessment Services. McLaurin is an accomplished executive leader with decades of experience in operations, business development, and strategy across environmental, engineering, construction, management, utility, transportation, information technology, and disaster recovery sectors.

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McLaurin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College and an MBA from Louisiana State University Shreveport. He is a licensed professional engineer and registered environmental manager. He served as an officer in the US Air Force and, in the private sector, served as the executive in charge and/or program/project manager for global client contracts throughout the US and international locations.

Tamie Taylor

Natives of Kodiak

The new Vice President of Construction is Tamie Taylor. Taylor has more than forty years of experience in construction, mostly with government contracting, having worked with various Alaska Native corporations including Koniag, Chugach Alaska Corporation, NANA, Tatitlek Corporation, Tanik Corporation, KIC, MTNT, Teya Enterprises, and Chenega Corporation.

Taylor holds a master’s degree in project management and several construction-related certifications, including a Quality Control Certificate from the US Army Corp of Engineers and an Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead certification. Taylor is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, National Association of Women in Construction (where she previously served as national president), the Society of Women Engineers, and the Society of Military Engineers (where she currently serves as the Alaska post president).

“It’s my privilege to have this opportunity to work on behalf of the shareholders of Natives of Kodiak, Inc.,” says Taylor. “I look forward to helping to grow and strengthen the corporation’s construction sector businesses and profitability in this new role.”

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