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Endorsed Board Nominee Jodi Mitchell
Sealaska’s operations are performing better than ever – record profits, benefits, and dividends to shareholders, and a profitable future as we grow the company. None of this happened by accident – it took courage, speaking up, and trusting in the talented management team we have assembled. Our investments in ocean health will grow Sealaska into the future as we support shareholders to help sustain our people and environment for the next 10,000 years.
Leadership requires we stand up and speak on behalf of the rights and well being of shareholders. I and others spoke up at critical times to push Sealaska to profitability. If we aren’t making money we can’t grow shareholder dividends and benefits, invest in our youth, our sacred cultures and languages, or fight for subsistence, landless, land for veterans, tribal sovereignty, and other Native rights.
The success of our children is critical to our future, and we must continue to
invest in them. I will stand up and speak on your behalf for more opportunities for our youth, benefits for Elders, and all shareholders. I ask for your vote and your support of the endorsed candidates, so that we may continue to represent your interests in the boardroom and beyond.
Gunalchéesh, Háw’aa, T’oya̱xsut ‘nüüsm
CITY/ STATE: Juneau, Alaska
OCCUPATION: Inside Passage Electric Cooperative, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS WITHIN SEALASKA CORPORATION AND/OR SEALASKA SUBSIDIARIES: Jodi has been a member of the Sealaska Board of Directors since 2006 and has been board vice chair since 2016. She serves as chair of the Audit Committee, vice chair of the Governance-Nominations Committee, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee. Jodi also serves as a manager on the Sealaska Government Services, LLC Board of Managers, the representative on the Alaska Federation of Natives Board, and serves as vice chair of the Sealaska Settlement Trust Fund. She is a former Sealaska Corporation senior accountant, summer intern, and former Sealaska Heritage Institute scholarship recipient.
DIRECTORSHIP(S) HELD IN OTHER ENTITIES: Vice chair of the Kwaan Electric Transmission lntertie Cooperative;Treasurer of the board of directors of the Alaska Power Association; member of the Energy Committee for SoutheastConference; and former chair and trustee of the Kootznoowoo Permanent Fund Settlement Trust.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and holds the Certified Management Accountant designation from the Institute of Management Accountants.
AFFILIATIONS: Former original member of the State of Alaska’s Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee. Jodi is Deisheetaan (Beaver Clan) and Dliet káa yádi (child of), and her Tlingit name is T’seiltín.