Thom Leonard Promoted to Calista Corporation VP of Corporate Affairs
A shareholder of the regional Native corporation for Southwest Alaska is moving up to the veep suite. Thom Aparuk Leonard was recently promoted to Calista Corporation Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In that role, he oversees Calista’s daily communications activities, such as the website, newsletters, and public relations. Leonard also directs shareholder services, including stock management, distributions, enrollment, stock wills, the annual meeting, and more.
A shareholder born in the Calista region, he spent many summers on the Yukon River delta. Leonard received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University and is attending Alaska Pacific University (APU) in pursuit of an Executive MBA in information technology; he previously earned a graduate certificate in APU’s Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program.
Leonard was promoted from his previous role as director of corporate communications and shareholder services. Before joining Calista in 2010, Leonard’s career in communications included working for a large corporation, small businesses, and a nonprofit.
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