Every year, four or five directors are elected to the board for a three-year term. In the last couple of years independent candidates have been elected along with board-endorsed candidates. The board of directors is encouraging qualified shareholders to run as board-endorsed candidates or independently.
Shareholders who would like to be considered for a board endorsement will go through a rigorous vetting process, similar to any other executive-level job application. Interested shareholders must submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, February 28, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. AKST.
Sealaska businesses continue to achieve record growth, providing the opportunity to make some of the most significant community and shareholder investments in our history. This nominations process is a part of that discipline and commitment to more intentional shareholder engagement and continuous improvement.
CRITERIA – This list includes but is not limited to the following (in no particular order):
- Leadership skills, ability and potential
- Business experience
- Financial acumen
- Commitment to ownership of Native lands in perpetuity
- Commitment to Sealaska’s strategic vision
- Sufficient time to devote to board responsibilities
- Understanding of village economies, lifestyles, cultures
- Constructive connections in the community
- No conflicts of interest
- Character and integrity
- Fills a gap on the board
ABOUT RUNNING AS A BOARD ENDORSED CANDIDATE
Shareholders who would like to be considered for a board endorsement must submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, February 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. AKST.
ABOUT RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
Shareholders who prefer to run as an independent candidate will need to complete and submit the Sealaska nominees’ packet. The packet will be available online at MySealaska.com on February 12, 2020. Shareholders will need to submit a 2020 nominee’s packet (via online or returned printed form) by March 30, 2020.