Curtis McQueen, CEO, will give an overview of Eklutna, Inc.
Also on June 5th, the Anchorage ATHENA Society
, a program of the Anchorage Chamber, will award their camp scholarship recipients. The camp scholarship is awarded to local young women for an opportunity to learn leadership skills, innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship and gain business expertise.
Curtis McQueen became the Chief Executive Officer of Eklutna, Inc. on Oct. 1, 2007. He joined the Eklutna family in February 2005 as the Communications and Shareholder Relations Manager. Eklutna Incorporated is the Alaska Native Village Corporation for Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough. They are the Largest Private Land Owner in both communities. Among his many responsibilities, Curtis directs and facilitates all Corporate Communications, Public Relations and Shareholder Relations on behalf of Eklutna, Inc. Curtis sets, guides, and drives company strategies; leads business operations, community involvement, and legal and financial matters; proactively seeks and recommends areas for new business development, investments, and operation and financial improvement. Assist Board in developing and monitoring corporate policy, oversees all subsidiaries, including 8(a), real estate, natural resources, and construction. Has financial responsibility for all aspects of the company.
Curtis brings a combination of postsecondary education and 30+ years of business, business development, communications, project management, administrative management and governmental affairs experience and has worked extensively in the Native community. Curtis attended ASU and Gateway Community College in Tempe & Phoenix, AZ from 1987-1989 and the University of Alaska Southeast 1990. From 1989-1994 Curtis worked for (2)-two Governors, Governor Steve Cowper & Governor Wally Hickel with the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and the Department of Natural Resources.
In his current position Curtis has worked with Alaska Governors Sara Palin, Sean Parnell, and Bill Walker, Senators Mark Begich, Ted Stevens, Lisa Murkowski, and Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and Anchorage Mayors, Mark Begich, Dan Sullivan, and Ethan Berkowitz. Curtis also works with many current and past Alaska lawmakers in both the House and the Senate.