Jodi Mitchell, Juneau, AK (Vice Chair)

"As a teenager growing up in Juneau I always felt it was my obligation and destiny to serve our Native people. I am in a good position to help make a difference in the lives of our people through IPEC and now as a Sealaska board member. It’s a responsibility this board takes very seriously."

An expert in rural energy systems, Jodi Mitchell has worked with Inside Passage Electric Cooperative (IPEC), known formerly as the Tlingit and Haida Regional Electrical Authority, for more than 20 years, assuming the role of chief executive officer/general manager in 2008. Prior to IPEC, she worked at Sealaska as a senior accountant for five years.

Mitchell is former chair and trustee of the Kootznoowoo Permanent Fund Settlement Trust, a director of the Kwaan Electric Transmission Intertie Cooperative, and a member of the Energy Committee for Southeast Conference. She also serves as a director of Synergy Systems, Inc., Olympic Fabrication, LLC, Kingston Environmental Services, Sealaska Constructors, LLC, and Haa Aani, LLC.

Mitchell is Raven-Beaver Deisheetaan, originally from Angoon, Alaska.

First elected to the board in 2006, Mitchell serves as chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and Finance Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and is a certified management accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants.