The Kuskokwim Corporation Names New President and CEO
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) shareholder Andrea Gusty has been selected as the corporation’s next President and CEO.
“This was a big decision and not one that we took lightly,” says Board Chair Dunia Morgan. “For more than a year we have been working through the qualifications for our next president and CEO. Andrea’s experience and dedication to the people of the Middle Kuskokwim is just what our corporation needs.”
Gusty is a TKC Class B shareholder and a tribal member of Aniak. She previously worked as an investigative news reporter and anchor for KTVA CBS 11 News in Anchorage and as US Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Alaska communications director. During her nearly six years with TKC, Gusty has served as communications and outreach manager, land manager, vice president, and chief of staff.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead our corporation into a new era,” Gusty says. “Quyana to the board of directors for their wisdom and guidance during this process. I have some big shoes to fill, but I know TKC has an incredible team working for our shareholders every single day. I am excited to work with them in this new role.”
Samuel Boyle was serving as interim president and CEO since February 2019. Boyle will resume his previous role of CEO of TKC subsidiary Tumeq, based in South Carolina, and as chief operating officer of TKC.
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