As CEO, Dalrymple will be responsible for overseeing Chugach’s business enterprise, including its portfolio of operating companies and investments, and the 4,500 employees who support them. He will work in close collaboration with the Board of Directors (Board) and alongside Chief Operating Officer (COO) Peter Andersen and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Angie Astle to establish strategy, inspire best-in-class operations, and navigate Chugach’s next chapter. He will also partner with the Board, President Josie Hickel, and VP of ANCSA and Community Affairs Katherine Carlton, who oversee Chugach’s lands, community development, and cultural resources initiatives to deliver long-term growth and value on behalf of shareholders.
“After a comprehensive nationwide search in partnership with executive recruiting firm Herd Freed Hartz, the Board is pleased to have found the ideal candidate to continue charting our course for future growth,” said Sheri Buretta, Chugach’s Chairman of the Board. “Jonathan is a well-respected, values-driven, and visionary leader with a track record of successfully navigating organizational transformation and growth initiatives. This, combined with his deep defense industry knowledge, makes Jonathan uniquely qualified to lead Chugach’s business operations at a crucial time for our corporation.”
Dalrymple is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years progressive leadership and business development experience in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence contracting industries. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Strategy, Business Development, and Program Services for VSE Corporation. Prior to that, he was President of a consulting firm for a diverse client list including private equity portfolio companies, venture capital backed start-ups, and strategic public companies, preceded by leadership roles spanning Raytheon, L3, and Textron Systems.
“I’m honored that the Board has entrusted me to continue building upon Chugach’s legacy that has been defined by a number of remarkable leaders over the last five decades,” expressed Dalrymple. “Chugach has all the characteristics of a successful business – an impressive operations footprint, respected reputation, talented people, and unlimited growth potential. I look forward to partnering with the executive leadership team and employees to continue building a winning business and driving long-term sustainable growth for Chugach.”
Dalrymple is a U.S. Navy veteran and holds an honors bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Georgia and a master’s in business administration degree from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. He is engaged in supporting the arts, children’s hospitals, educational initiatives, and Habitat for Humanity. Dalrymple will relocate to Anchorage with his family, and is excited to join the Chugach team and Alaska community.