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Chief Strategic Officer

Posted: 01/30/2023

Chief Strategic Officer 
Anchorage, AK
DOE and excellent benefits

Our client:   A major Alaskan non-profit member-owned utility cooperative is seeking an influential leader to advance the company’s position on strategic initiatives through business development, sustainability, key accounts and member services activities. 
This is a key executive role serving as chief spokesperson on utility, business development and sustainability initiatives impacting Chugach.

Would you like to: 
  • Develop and maintain strategic plan and initiatives
  • Work with all levels of government, industry and community organizations to identify opportunities to benefit Chugach
  • Evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities to reduce risk and improve operational efficiencies
  • Identify new business opportunities and markets
  • Discover and inform CEO on any opportunities or threats which may impact achievement of organizational mission, goals and directives
  • As part of the budget process, evaluate and prioritize improvement projects with an emphasis on strategic initiatives for long-term viability
  • Ensure reliable sources of natural gas, considering changes in supply options, customer loads and renewable generation technologies
  • Reduce single contingency risk by investigating alternative fuels, suppliers and delivery methods 
  • Communicate organizational strategic direction through participation in public relations activities and interactions with officials and staff at federal, state, and local levels 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with cooperative members and members of all levels of government
  • Identify legislative issues affecting the company, seek resolutions, communicate company position on the issues and testify before government committees in support of the organization 
  • Develop and achieve sustainable corporate practices including establishment of sustainability goals and objectives
  • Perform strategic analysis of sustainability opportunities, develop strategies to achieve those objectives, propose projects for approval 
  • Actively participate in planning, approving, revising and implementing overall policies and strategies
Ideally you have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Business Administration required. Advanced degree preferred
  • Ten years of progressively responsible management experience in the electric utility industry, including at least five years in senior management
  • Strong familiarity with all aspects of the business including distribution, transmission, and generation of electric power, fuel supply and related areas
  • Demonstrated experience in government relations, public speaking, organizational management and finance required
  • Union environment experience preferred
  • Advanced training in utility operations, engineering, finance, statistics and economics related to the utility industry highly desirable
 Making it worth your while: 
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Life, AD&D Insurance
  • 401k
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spening Account
  • Telemedicine 
If you meet the qualifications, please email your resume to ASAP.  
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