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Doyon Foundation Appoints Simmons as Executive Director

Apr 30, 2021 | Alaska Native, Right Moves

Right Moves - Tiffany Simmons

Doyon Foundation and Doyon, Limited are pleased to announce Tiffany Simmons as the nonprofit  organization’s new executive director. Simmons will assume the role, based at the Foundation’s office in Fairbanks, beginning Monday, May 17, 2021.

A Doyon, Limited shareholder, Simmons is Central Koyukon Athabascan and was raised in the Yukon River communities  of Koyukuk and Galena. Simmons graduated from the Galena City High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UAF. She has extensive experience working with tribal members and tribal governments in various management and senior leadership positions. In her free time, Simmons enjoys beading, sewing, teaching others to bead and sew, and getting out on the rivers and land.

“Over 20 years ago, the Doyon Foundation provided invaluable support to me in various ways as I experienced obstacles in the beginning of my educational journey,” Simmons said. “I am excited to be in a role where I can now return that support to fellow shareholders as they pursue their academic dreams.”

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