Sealaska Filling Board Slate Vacancy

Rosita Kaa háni Worl advised the board of directors that she would not be seeking re-election to the Sealaska Board of Directors for her board seat which expires on June 24, 2017. "It has been my honor and privilege to serve on the board," said Worl. "I have always said that since I was elected to this office, Sealaska has always been my highest priority second to my family, and I’ve devoted my energies to this end. I am proud to have contributed to making Sealaska a leader as a preeminent Native corporation. At this point in my life, I have other priorities to which I’d like to devote my attention."

If you are a Sealaska Shareholder and interested in filling a vacancy on the Board Slate for the 2017 Sealaska Board of Directors election, please forward a statement of interest and resume by February 28, 2017 to the Corporate Secretary at: corpsec@sealaska.com.

You may also nominate another shareholder by forwarding their name and a brief listing of their qualifications to Sealaska. All documents relating to you or to a separate nominee must be submitted by the Tuesday, February 28, 2017 deadline.

The board will make a selection on Friday, March 31, 2017, in accordance with the Sealaska Bylaws and Statutes that authorize the board of directors to designate a management slate. The shareholder selected to join the Board Slate will be a candidate for election.

Filling this vacancy on the Board Slate is a separate process from running as an independent candidate on Sealaska’s proxy. If you wish to run as an independent candidate for the board of directors, you must complete and submit the Sealaska Nominee packet, which will be available on www.sealaska.com, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

If you are interested in both the Board Slate vacancy and the independent nominee process, please submit required documentation for each process.

Sealaska’s strategic vision includes investment and growth in three platforms:

  • Haa Aaní (Natural Resources)
  • Sealaska Government Services (Water and Maritime Services)
  • Seafood and Natural Foods

The board and management are committed to building three core business platforms that fit our values, are located in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, are relevant to our shareholder base and that provide operational success and growth in business income.

Individuals who can contribute to our strategic efforts are encouraged to apply and the selection process will assess each candidate under the following considerations:

  • Independence and no conflict of interest that would interfere with performance as a director
  • Character and integrity
  • Financial literacy
  • Level of education
  • Business experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Understanding of village economies, lifestyles, cultures
  • Sufficient time to devote to board matters
  • Commitment to represent the long-term interest of the shareholders
  • Commitment to ownership of Native lands in perpetuity
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