Maria Bourne to Step Up as President of Denali Universal Services in January
Bob Kean, who has spent the last twenty years with Denali Universal Services (DUS), is retiring effective December 31, 2020 after a long and esteemed career of both public and private service. Kean has made significant contributions to the growth of DUS during his tenure and will continue to serve DUS and Sodexo in an advisory role.
Following Kean’s departure, Maria Bourne has been promoted to President, effective January 1, 2021. Over the past five years as senior vice president of operations and chief financial officer, Bourne has been responsible for DUS’s financial management. Her responsibilities included supervising operational execution, assisting in company growth, facilitating development, and supervising internal management. Along with her bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Alaska, Bourne is a CPA and has spent more than a decade in senior financial management positions. Prior to DUS, she worked at KPMG, where her work focused on auditing, advisory, and valuation services.
“I am grateful to have spent twenty years with this company and am very proud of what the DUS team has accomplished together,” says Kean. “As the future unfolds, I have great confidence that DUS is in terrific hands for future success. Maria Bourne has been preparing for this, and the timing is right for her to transition into the role as president of DUS.”
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