The 2021 Sealaska annual meeting of shareholders will be held virtually on Saturday, June 26, 2021 via a live webcast. Please watch MySealaska.com, your inbox and Sealaska social media platforms for further details.
Under Sealaska rules and election procedures, any qualified shareholder may seek a position on the Board of Directors by following the requirements of Sealaska bylaws. The election policies provide any qualified candidate for the Board of Directors the opportunity to include his or her name on the Sealaska proxy, proxy statement and mailings.
“As Sealaska’s business evolves, so do the qualifications and experiences that are needed to help shape its future”, said Jodi Mitchell, current board vice chair. “Prospective board members should have experience in business and finance, have high integrity and character, and be grounded in cultural values and familiar with traditional ways of life. Because of Sealaska’s business platform related to ocean health, experience in seafood business, marine science, engineering, construction or remediation – especially internationally – are highly desirable.”
Director Morgan Howard added that independent and critical thinking, collaboration and professionalism are behaviors that effective directors share.
“We are a for-profit corporation that can only provide shareholder benefits if we make a profit,” Howard said. “So, business knowledge and experience are mandatory. Of course, I always want us to be Native people engaged in business and not businesspeople who happen to be Native. You must know why we are in business – it’s for our people. That’s the real bottom line – our people.”
Independent Candidates Information
Please contact the corporate secretary’s office to request a nominee’s packet if you are an interested independent candidate for the Sealaska Board of Directors, or download a packet from MySealaska.com. The deadline for receipt of nominee applications is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.
Shareholder Resolutions Information
Resolutions properly subject to a vote of the shareholders may be submitted for adoption pursuant to a shareholder vote, by the Board of Directors or by a person who is an eligible voting shareholder and who continues to be a shareholder on the date of the regular annual meeting and who submits the proposed resolution according to the procedures set forth in Sealaska bylaws.
Please be advised, shareholders who wish to submit a resolution to Sealaska for a shareholder vote, the deadline for receipt of resolutions is on or before 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021.
Download the nominee’s packet here.
Contact Corporate Secretary’s Office