Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (NOK), is an Alaska Native Urban Corporation, incorporated in 1973 as a for-profit corporation organized under Alaska Law and pursuant to the 1971 federal Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (16 USC B 1601 et seq.), commonly referred to as “ANCSA”. NOK is managed by its President and CEO who is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of elected NOK shareholders.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Corey Gronn, Chairperson
- Leonard 'Pat' Heitman, Vice-Chair
- Laurence Anderson, Secretary
- Carla Schauff, Treasurer
- Anthony Cange, Director
- Alexis 'Sonny' Chichenoff, Director
- Donene Tweten, Director
- Jeannine Marsh, Director
- Margaret Roberts, Director
- James K. Erickson, President & CEO
- David Anderson, Vice-President
Business and Financial Management Experience
NOK’s extensive business and financial management experience includes:
- Management of approximately 23,040 acres of land on Kodiak and Afognak Islands including the creation, implementation and oversight of a professional land use policy, and permitting system;
- 100% ownership (through KOMAN Holdings, LLC) of KOMAN Diversified Services, LLC, an 8(a) company specializing in general construction and Base Operations and Support Services (BOSS);
- Master planning and development of Kodiak Island’s Spruce Cape Subdivision, a master planned 122 unit single family housing project located on 55 acres of NOK land at the north end of Kodiak, including sewer and water design and construction;
- Environmental restoration coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at NOK’s Buskin Beach property;
- Construction and management of Kodiak’s 18,000 square foot, $3 million dollar Alutiiq Center, built to exacting national archival standards, which houses the renowned Alutiiq Museum as well as professional office space;
- Professional management and oversight of highly diversified investment portfolios for Natives of Kodiak, Inc.
- Partnership and present management of one of Alaska’s largest and most successful forest management companies, Koncor Forest Products Company;
- Limited partnership in the Portland Paramount Hotel including initial construction and planning of this first class, 154 room, downtown Portland, Oregon facility and on-going limited partnership activities.