WE ARE SEALASKA

With inspiration from our ancestors, we serve communities, shareholders, and future generations.

We are a passionate group of problem-solvers with a purpose – working to strengthen our communities while also becoming a global leader in sustainable business practices.

By harnessing the power and insight of our heritage, we are setting a positive trajectory for our people and our planet.

We aspire to live and work by following our core values:

  • Working Together
  • Insatiable Curiosity
  • Humility, Respect, and Transparency
  • Creating Value while Maintaining Focus, Clarity and Drive

Sealaska was formed in 1971 as result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) – the largest land settlement in US history. Through ANCSA, approximately 44 million acres of traditional homelands were returned to Alaska Natives in the form of 13 regional for profit corporations of which Sealaska, with more than 22,000 shareholders, is the largest. Sealaska’s land holdings in Southeast Alaska are roughly 1.6 percent of the traditional homelands that the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people inhabited for more than 10,000 years. Sealaska’s primary economic drivers are natural resources, land management, environmental services and seafood.

MANAGEMENT

ANTHONY MALLOTT
Sealaska, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony guides the investment decisions that directly impact Sealaska’s people, communities, and the natural environment, all while focusing on increasing profits and benefits for shareholders. He is also a passionate advocate for community and works closely with organizations and partners throughout the region to bring people together for the benefit of all Southeast Alaska. He is Tlingit, Eagle, Tsaagweidí (Killerwhale) Clan, as well as Koyukon Athabascan, Caribou Clan. His Tlingit name is Gunnuk.

ANTHONY MALLOTT

Sealaska

Chief Executive Officer

TERRY DOWNES
Sealaska, Chief Operating Officer

Terry is responsible for corporate strategy, all business activities, and M&A activity at Sealaska. Since joining in 2012, Terry has worked to restructure the corporate culture of the organization while simultaneously streamlining existing businesses and acquiring and merging with others. At the center of Terry’s approach is a new corporate philosophy that focuses equally on profitability and environmental responsibility – specifically addressing climate change, which he views as the greatest challenge facing the world today.

TERRY DOWNES

Sealaska

Chief Operating Officer

JALEEN KOOKESH
Sealaska, Vice President, Policy & Legal Affairs

Jaeleen leads Sealaska’s public policy efforts, advocating for Alaska Native rights and privileges at local, state and national levels. Her work focuses primarily on subsistence rights, land allotments, and rural area education. She also oversees shareholder board of directors’ elections annually. She carries two clan names from the L’eeneidí (Dog Salmon) Central house in Angoon including Kajoohein and Kinagoo.ut. She is a child of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear) Clan.

JAELEEN KOOKESH

Sealaska

Vice President,

Policy & Legal Affairs

KENT RASMUSSEN
Sealaska, General Counsel

Kent leads Sealaska’s corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. He guides business transactions, negotiates critical contracts, oversees litigation, and is integral in Sealaska’s acquisition and joint venture activities. Emphasizing approachability, Kent assists people across Sealaska’s businesses to find solutions to legal-related issues by using his good judgment, operational familiarity, and willingness to teach others.

KENT RASMUSSEN

Sealaska

General Counsel

JULIE NYBERG
Sealaska, Director of Human Resources

Julie designs and implements human resource initiatives to empower Sealaska employees to reach their fullest potential. She champions Sealaska’s values of curiosity and working together, by collaborating across Sealaska’s portfolio of business, operating from Alaska to Los Alamos, NM, and across the United States.

JULIE NYBERG

Sealaska

Director of Human Resources

JOHN GREGG
Gregg Drilling, President

John founded Gregg Drilling in 1985 to provide quality environmental investigation and find creative solutions to coastal erosion. Since then, he has grown the company into an industry leader through the development of new technologies, world-sourced and cutting-edge equipment, and dedicated people. John is also a board member of the Western Flyer Foundation, a non-profit educational venture dedicated to inspiring deeper appreciation of marine environments.

JOHN GREGG

Gregg Drilling

President

STEVE HOWELL
Sealaska, Senior Vice President, Communications

Steve sees communications as a way to share the ideas and observations that help others gain a better understanding of the world around us. He leads a dedicated team engaged in the communities, working to increase opportunities for youth and drive career and economic development as they share the importance of Sealaska’s investment in ocean health and education success.

STEVE HOWELL

Sealaska

Senior Vice President,

Communications

DAVID ALDRICH
Sealaska, Vice President

David has 35 years of experience in marine science and technology. His goal is developing Sealaska’s ocean and earth science practices to provide actionable real world solutions around the issues of climate change and ocean health to our commercial, government, academic, and NGO clients.

David Aldrich

Sealaska Vice President
PHIL CREAN
Orca Bay Foods (formerly Odyssey Foods), President and Owner

Phil oversees and is intimately involved with every facet of Orca Bay Foods from the processing plant to best business practices to sales. He fosters an environment of comradery and connectedness across the company, leading committed people who are proud of what they do.

PHIL CREAN

Orca Bay Foods

President and Owner

Leslie Frost
Sealaska Government Services, Chief Financial Officer

Leslie is a strategic partner for the government services businesses at Sealaska, solving everyday problems while protecting assets and procedures. Beyond this fiduciary responsibility, she provides support to ensure the businesses remain forward thinking for continued profitability and growth.

Leslie Frost

Sealaska Government Services

Chief Financial Officer

JEFF BUSKE
Independent Packers (IPC), President

Jeff owns and operates IPC, a custom seafood processor in Seattle, WA. Since joining the company, Jeff and his team have grown the company from processing 5 million to 55 million pounds of seafood per year by emphasizing efficiency, quality, and appreciation for his people.

JEFF BUSKE

Independent Packers (IPC)

President

DAVID KOSTOROWSKI
Sealaska Technical Services, General Manager

David manages teams of civil, electrical and environmental engineers worldwide, specializing in environmental monitoring and remediation, nuclear nonproliferation, and systems engineering. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall business execution and growth strategy for STS, which involves serving as the chief decision maker on bid, partnering and investment decisions.

DAVID KOSTOROWSKI

Sealaska Technical Services

General Manager

DAVE MCQUEEN
Sealaska Construction Solutions and Sealaska Constructors, General Manager

Dave oversees and works alongside a team of construction project managers specializing in federal and remote projects. By encouraging open communication and honest dialog, Dave’s department works to find solutions to complex problems and advocate for their clients.

DAVE McQUEEN

Sealaska Construction

General Manager

RICH MAINWARING
EcoData Analytics, LLC, General Manager

Rich leads a team of information technology (IT) experts who solve clients’ challenges by gaining value from their data. Rich’s team develop and implement solutions that link the connections that data can show, thereby allowing customers to make better decisions, gain valuable insights and enable decisions in support of strategic initiatives. He also provides leadership and support to Managed Business Solutions, helping the Sealaska IT company grow in natural resource software development, geographic information system (GIS), and data management services.

RICH MAINWARING

EcoData Analytics, LLC

General Manager

JIM TUTTLE
Haa Aani, LLC, General Manager

Jim manages the health and productivity of Sealaska’s timber harvest on lands that fall outside of Sealaska’s Carbon Sequestration Project. He and his team of forestry experts maintain a strong customer base for quality timber around the world, including Japan, Korea, China, Canada and Washington state.

JIM TUTTLE

Haa Aani, LLC

General Manager

RYAN MACKEY
Orca Bay Foods (formerly Odyssey Foods), Chief Executive Officer

Ryan joined Orca Bay in 1988 after spending his college summers in Alaska with Sitka Sound. Navigating through the company from forklift driver to operations manager, Ryan became president of Orca Bay in 1996. Ryan works with more than 200 “Orcans” to promote their brand across the North American frozen seafood market.

RYAN MACKEY

Orca Bay Foods

Chief Executive Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOE NELSON
Board Chair

“Sealaska is a local company that is on mission to make a positive impact globally. Today our ancient values – our connection to place and our collective identity -- are driving our profits, partnerships and decisions.”


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Board Chair

Joe Nelson

Juneau, AK

JODI MITCHELL
Board 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.”


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Board Vice Chair

JODI MITCHELL

Juneau, AK

MICHAEL BEASLEY

"As a Sealaska director, it would be beneficial for corporations and tribes to create meaningful business partnerships. If we are to benefit Our People and Communities, We have to walk down the path together, equal and hand in hand. Let's make our land claims settlement together. Collectively, we can achieve great ideas. This director is interested in you, so share your ideas."


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MICHAEL BEASLEY

Juneau, AK

BARBARA BLAKE

“My life’s ambition is to protect and cultivate Alaska Native rights to provide environmental, cultural, social, and economic well-being to current and future generations.”


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Barbara Blake

Juneau, AK

BARBARA CADIENTE-NELSON

“The Native people of Southeast Alaska are some of the strongest, most innovative people in the world. I am proud to represent our people and work together to build a strong, enduring corporation that will benefit future generations.”


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BARBARA CADIENTE - NELSON

Juneau, AK

SIDNEY EDENSHAW

“I am eager to listen to shareholder ideas and am committed to helping build a financially strong corporation that honors the heritage of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.”


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SIDNEY EDENSHAW

Hydaburg, AK

DAVID GOADE

“I look forward to bringing my extensive and diverse work experience to be an effective and productive director. I have many years of working in several ANSCA corporations in presenting business development, budgets or strategic plans.”


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DAVID GOADE

Sitka, AK

NICOLE HALLINGSTAD

“It’s an honor to serve our shareholders and help guide Sealaska into a future of profitability and open communications.”


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NICOLE HALLINGSTAD

Bethel, AK

MORGAN HOWARD

“It is with great commitment and passion that I serve on the Sealaska board of directors. I have a deep, personal connection to Sealaska’s mission and to serve in this leadership position fulfills an obligation to my grandparents and our ancestors.”


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MORGAN HOWARD

Kirkland, WA

ALBERT KOOKESH

“I have always been of the opinion that when our grandfathers spoke about this company and the land that it owns, they were speaking forever, they weren't speaking for just one generation. I think it is our moral obligation to include all of our children and grandchildren.”


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ALBERT KOOKESH

Angoon, AK

TATE LONDON

“I am very proud to serve on the Sealaska Corporation board of directors. As a former scholarship recipient of Sealaska, I recognize the importance of gaining your education and trying to give something back to the Native community.”


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TATE LONDON

Bothell, WA

RICHARD RINEHART

“My professional goals have always included working for our Native communities and being part of innovative solutions to the issues facing our people and our corporation. Currently, we are working to find opportunities to increase the financial, cultural and community benefit from our land ownership.”


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RICHARD RINEHART

Kenmore, WA

DR. EDWARD K. THOMAS

“Sealaska is in a good position to set its own course for the future, using its asset base. It’s time to rise above politics and get on with the business of making the corporation what it needs to be to meet the needs of our shareholders. Our children deserve nothing less.”


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DR. EDWARD K. THOMAS

Kingston, WA

MAKA MONTURE

“The land, my people, and the future generations are the treasure I seek to serve and fight for – they are a reason for my place in this world.”


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Board Youth Advisor

Maka Monture

Anchorage, AK