Richard Strutz Serving as Interim CEO
Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) announces Mr. Richard Strutz is serving as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 9, 2019.
Mr. Strutz is very familiar with SNC as he had served as the Corporation CEO from April 2015 to May 2017. “We are glad to welcome Richard back to the Sitnasuak management team as we complete our search for the President and CEO positions in the coming months,” stated Board Chair Barb Amarok. “We appreciate the interim CEO leadership he can provide with our Corporation and our family of businesses.”
Mr. Strutz shared, “I am honored to help Sitnasuak as interim CEO and offer my experience and talents. Sitnasuak has great management teams in place which are very valuable to the success of the Corporation. I look forward to helping the Board and management in providing for Shareholders and continuing to support Sitnasuak as a leading Alaska Native village corporation.”
Mr. Strutz is a well-known business leader in Alaska. He had a 43-year career at Wells Fargo and its predecessor, National Bank of Alaska. He spent 20 of those years as the company’s chief executive in Alaska. In recognition of his business accomplishments, he was inducted to the Junior Achievement of Alaska’s Business Hall of Fame in 2017. He has also been involved in many civic and community organizations over the years such as Rotary and the Providence Ministry Board.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.