Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) announced that Director Michael McCanna will resign from the Chugach and Chugach Heritage Foundation (CHF) Board of Directors, effective October 13, 2020.

Following the announcement, the Board voted to appoint Brenda Dukart to the Board vacancy and serve the remaining year of McCanna’s term on the Board of Directors.

Chugach Chairman of the Board and interim President and CEO Sheri Buretta, said, “I speak for the entire Board and management team when I say how thankful we are to Mike for his service to Chugach and wish him the best on his next chapter. As a long-time Board member, Mike has contributed to Chugach’s growth and maturation. He has also nurtured CHF from its modest beginnings to an independent, self-sustaining foundation that creates educational opportunities and brighter futures for our shareholders and descendants.”

McCanna has served on the Chugach Board since 2006, and as President and Chairman of Chugach Heritage Foundation since 2007. He also served on many Board, operating subsidiary and investment committees that he has guided to successful resolution representing the Board. His superpower is his kindness and care for others, but his wisdom and willingness to share these gifts have been the catalysts for moving Chugach forward through good and bad times.

“The last 14 years have been rewarding beyond all expectations. Working toward shared goals with community-focused individuals allowed me to grow in ways I never imagined,” said McCanna. “The Chugach Board and management have built a foundation upon which the Chugach shareholders and descendants prosper. I am proud to have contributed to this work.”

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