Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) appointed Tim ‘Hoops’ Hopper as its new President of Chugach Government Solutions LLC, effective January 1, 2017. Hoops is responsible for leading Chugach’s federal government contracting business line. He succeeds former President Mel Lynch, who now serves as Chugach Alaska Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, and will retire by year-end after more than 16 years of service.

Hoops has more than 40 years’ experience working for the government as an Air Force Officer and as a government services contractor. He has extensive experience in aviation, facility maintenance and management, technical services, construction, and education and training. He began his Chugach career as President of Chugach Industries, Inc., which he grew from its infancy as an 8(a) company, to a large business entity. He advanced to Senior Vice President of Business Development in 2009, a role in which he was responsible for all aspects of government relations, strategy development, marketing, bid and proposal compliance, as well as contract startups and transitions.

“We are excited to welcome ‘Hoops’ as our next leader for Chugach Government Solutions. He brings new ideas and a passion for growing the business,” said Chugach Alaska Corporation CEO Gabriel Kompkoff. “Our growth in government contracts over the past several years is due in large part to his Business Development team’s hard work. Our company must continue to innovate to remain prosperous in the fiercely competitive government business, and ‘Hoops’ has a clear strategic vision to bring us to the next level.”

Hoops’ holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and earned his master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

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About Chugach Alaska Corporation:
Established in 1972 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Chugach Alaska Corporation exists to serve the interests of the Alaska Native people traditionally residing in the Prince William Sound and lower Cook Inlet region. We strive provide meaningful opportunities and benefits to our community of 2,500 shareholders through a central mission: Profitability, celebration of our heritage and ownership of our lands. Chugach fulfills its mission through a range of investments and operating businesses that provide government, facilities and energy services. Learn more at

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