Board of Directors

Responsible leadership for continued growth.

Chugach is led by a nine-member Board of Directors. Members are elected by the shareholders from among their own ranks and serve three-year terms.


Sheri D. Buretta
Chairman of the Board

Sheri has served as Chugach’s full-time chair for 15 years. In addition Sheri serves as a board director for the Alaska Federation of Natives, Native American Contractors Association, Tatitlek Corporation, University of Alaska Anchorage, and ROSSIA (Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska).  Sheri was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and her family is from the Native Village of Tatitlek located in the Prince William Sound.

 Sheri holds an accounting degree from the University of Alaska and a business degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida. She has previously served on the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group, and Anchorage’s Sister City Commission, as well as co-chaired the transition team for former Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.

Sheri and her husband Gary have two beautiful children, Anastasia and Bo.

Vice Chairman of the Board

Occupation: CEO, Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc.

Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
Executive Vice President, Pedro Bay Corporation
Director of Finance, The Pebble Partnership

Other experience for past 5 years:
Advisory Board Member, Alaska Pacific University

All periods of service as a CAC director:
October 2005 - present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Vice Chair/Executive Committee, CAC
Chair, Compensation Committee, CAC
Member, Nominating Committee, CAC
Member, Audit & Finance Committee, CAC
Member Representative, TCC, LLC Management Committee
Chair, Chugach Government Services, Inc.
Chair, Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc.
Vice Chair, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees

Corporate Secretary

Occupation: Retired; Co-owner, Possibility Bags

Other current experience:
Oil/Gas Operator, BP Alaska
Commercial Fisherman, Copper River/Prince William Sound
President, Tatitlek IRA Council
Director, Chugachmiut
Director, Regional Resources Commission
Commissioner North Pacific Rim Housing Authority

All periods of service as CAC director:
1979, 2000-2003, 2004-present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Corporate Secretary/Executive Committee, CAC
Chair, Lands & Cultural Resources Committee, CAC
Chair, Chugach Information Technology
Chair, Chugach Systems Integration, LLC
Secretary, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees

Corporate Treasurer

Occupation: Grant Specialist, Southcentral Foundation

Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
Tribal Co-Chair, Regional Tribal Operations Committee, Environmental Protection Agency
Director/Environmental Advocate, Alaska Community Action on Toxins
Environmental Planner, Port Graham Village Council
Circuit Rider, Port Graham Village Council

Chair/Secretary/Treasuer, Chugach McKinley, Inc.

All periods of service as a CAC director:
October 2005-present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Chair, Audit & Finance Committee, CAC
Treasurer, Executive Committee, CAC
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Heritage Foundation
Member, Investment Committee, CAC
Member, Nominating Committee, CAC
Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees
Member, Compensation Committee, CAC
Chair, Defense Base Services, Inc.

Director

Occupation: President, Alaska Federation of Natives

Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
Commissioner, Denali Commission
Board Member, Association of ANCSA Regional Corporation Presidents/CEO’s

All periods of service as a CAC director:
1982-1988, July 2005-present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Chair, Governance, Oversight & Improvement Committee, CAC
Chair, Chugach Industries, Inc.
Member, Finance/Audit Committee, CAC
Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Education Services, Inc.

Director

Occupation: Retired

Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
Assistant Director of Masters in Public Administration, Evergreen State College
Associate Director of Student Enrollment, Clark College
Self-Employed Jeweler
Cordwainer, South Salish Sea

All periods of service as a CAC director:
October 2006-Present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
President/Chair, Chugach Heritage Foundation
Member, Audit & Finance Committee, CAC
Chair, Nominating Committee, CAC
Member, Governance, Oversight & Improvement Committee, CAC
Chair, Chugach Education Services, Inc.
Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees

Director

Occupation: 1st Chief, Nanwalek IRA Council; and John Kvasnikoff Freight Hauling Services

Other current experience for past 5 years:
Director, English Bay Corporation
Director, Chugachmiut
Member, Headstart Policy Council, Chugachmiut
Secretary, Governance Board for Tullek Information Services, LLC, Chugachmiut   
Former Tribal Enrollment Coordinator, Nanwalek IRA Council

All periods of service as a CAC director:
2015-present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Member, Lands Committee
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach World Services, Inc.
Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Government Services, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Industries, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Management Services, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc.

 

Director

Occupation: N/A
Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
Business Development, Managed Business Solutions
Human Relations Commissioner, City of Colorado Springs
Member, Shareholder Advisory Committee, Eyak Corporation
Member, Native American Advisory Council, Colorado Springs Council
Owner, Dukart Strategic Communications

All periods of service as CAC director:
October 2014-present

All positions currently held with CAC and Subsidiaries:
Member, Lands & Cultural Resources Committee, CAC
Member, Governance, Oversight & Improvement Committee, CAC

Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees
Chair, Chugach World Services, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Defense Base Services, Inc.
Chair, Chugach Management Services, Inc.

Director

Occupation: Facilities Project Manager, Aircraft Services International Group

Previous employers/occupations for past 5 years:
President, Uksullaq Industries, Inc.
Former Deputy Operations Manager, Chugach Government Solutions, LLC
Former Fuels Analyst, Tikiqaq-Cenergy (Shell)
Former Business Development Cost Estimator, Chugach Alaska Corporation

Other experience for past 5 years:
Former Board Alternate, Native American Contractors Association

All periods of service as a CAC director:
October 2016 - present

All positions currently held with CAC and subsidiaries:
Trustee, CAC Settlement Trust, Board of Trustees
Member, Lands & Cultural Resources Committee, CAC
Member, Compensation Committee, CAC
Member, Government & Oversight Committee, CAC
Chair, Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Chugach Information Technology, Inc.