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Eric McLaurin Joins Ahtna as VP of Business Development

May 23, 2019 | Alaska Native, Right Moves

Ahtna Netiye’ is pleased to announce that Eric McLaurin has joined the Ahtna team as the new vice president of business development. McLaurin will be responsible for identifying strategic business opportunities and fostering strong industry relationships.

McLaurin has a military background and brings more than twenty-eight years of Federal business development experience across engineering, construction, base operations and support, facility management, environmental, disaster recovery, and information technology programs. He has directed business units of varying sizes with staff located throughout the United States and at international sites. McLaurin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University of Baton Rouge and is a Professional Engineer and Registered Environmental Manager.

“Eric has extensive experience in the government contracting space and is highly-skilled in business development strategy aimed at driving sales and revenue growth. He is a valued addition to our Ahtna Netiye’ leadership team and will help to further strengthen our client and partner relationships,” says Ahtna Netiye’ CEO Tom Maloney.

“Ahtna has a successful track record delivering projects and programs for their Federal clients. I look forward to working with the Ahtna team to leverage this experience and capabilities to continue to grow our sales and revenues,” McLaurin said upon acceptance of the position.

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