Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (Chugach) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Daniel Fenza will be appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective March 1, 2021. He will succeed Sheri Buretta, who will remain Chugach’s Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO.

In his new role, Fenza will be responsible for leading Chugach’s corporate services functions, and overseeing the Chugach family of companies and investments.

Chugach has a long track record of cultivating executive leaders from within its ranks, and Fenza is no exception. He has demonstrated a natural inclination and passion for operational excellence, innovation and developing talent throughout his 20-year tenure with the corporation’s largest government contracting business, Chugach Government Solutions (CGS). Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Intelligence and Innovation, during which he pioneered technology transformation efforts designed to reduce costs and streamline efficiencies for the organization. Prior to that, he advanced through a variety of operations and subsidiary president roles.

“The Board is confident that Dan, in partnership with the rest of the executive team, will continue to lead with our core behaviors and culture at the forefront and leverage the significant opportunities ahead,” said Buretta. “2020 represented one of Chugach’s strongest years yet, with higher operating profit than any year in Chugach’s history. We believe Dan can harness this momentum built over the past year to continue growing Chugach’s portfolio and improving performance on behalf of our shareholders.”

Fenza said, “I’m honored to be selected as Chugach’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Like the leaders that came before me, I feel an incredible sense of pride and responsibility to nurture the portfolio of businesses and investments that will help carry forward the Board’s vision of intergenerational prosperity for shareholders. I’m excited for the road ahead and can’t wait to continue this journey with Chugach.”

Fenza has a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Florida, and a master’s in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology. He and his wife have three children.

Chugach will appoint an additional stand-alone CEO later this year to lead Chugach’s shareholder community value centers, alongside Fenza and under the guidance of our Board of Directors. This new leadership structure reflects the significant growth and expansion of Chugach’s portfolio over the past several years, as well as Chugach’s unique social mission and status as an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC).

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