BSNC Hires Shareholder Lucille Sands as new Shareholder Development Director
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) hired shareholder Lucille Sands for the newly-created position of Shareholder Development Director. In this new position, Sands will actively design and implement strategies to align shareholder development with organizational goals and business needs, work to recruit shareholders and descendants for open positions, source qualified shareholders, and provide ongoing review and metrics related to open positions and hiring of qualified shareholders.
“BSNC is owned by and exists for the benefit of our shareholders and descendants,” says BSNC President and CEO Gail R. Schubert. “BSNC strives to empower our people as leaders of the Arctic region by providing meaningful employment, career development and scholarship opportunities for its shareholders and descendants. Lucille is incredibly qualified to help BSNC continue to achieve its mission and grow its value by leading the Company’s efforts to effectively implement our shareholder hire policy and highlight opportunities for shareholders and descendants.”
Sands has been employed by BSNC for many years and has worked across many departments, which enhances her ability to assist management in meeting their commitment to shareholders and descendants. She earned a master of business administration degree from Western Governor’s University, a bachelor of business administration degree with a minor in Alaska Native business management from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an associate of arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Sands recently served as the Proposal compliance manager at BSNC.
“My personal mission is to continuously improve Alaska Native organizations by working for them in a value-added capacity to enhance the quality of life of Alaska Native people,” says Sands.
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