Michelle Anderson Udzisyu (Caribou)
President, Ahtna, Inc.
An Ahtna shareholder, Michelle Anderson is the President of Ahtna, Inc. Michelle is a member of the Udzisyu (Caribou) clan.
Raised in the Ahtna region, Michelle graduated from Glennallen High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master of Arts in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Prior to joining Ahtna in 2011, Michelle worked with the Alaska Governor’s office, the Denali Commission, USDA Rural Development, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Roy J. Tansy, Jr. Udzisyu (Caribou)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ahtna Netiye’
An Ahtna shareholder, Roy J. Tansy, Jr. is from Cantwell. Roy brings over 20 years of executive management experience in operations, business development, strategic planning and corporate leadership.
Roy’s professional background has included management of construction, oil & gas, facilities, security, and service companies. He has broad experience in government contracting and the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. Over the years, Roy has served in a variety of leadership roles at Ahtna, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Ahtna Netiye’ and President of Ahtna Construction. He has helped Ahtna grow its businesses outside of the federal sector, leading to greater and more diverse opportunities for the Ahtna family of companies.
Roy currently sits on the Alaska Native Heritage Center and Alaska Chamber of Commerce boards.
Kathryn Martin ‘Ałts’e’tnaey (One Way People)
Senior Vice President, Ahtna, Inc.
An Ahtna shareholder and Mentasta Tribal Member, Kathryn is a member of the ‘Ałts’e’tnaey (One Way People) clan and the mother of six children, Leandra, Zachariah, Karl III, Susie, Sarah and Gabriel.
Kathryn began working for Ahtna in 2005 as Vice President of Land & Resources. She became Senior Vice President in 2013 and has served on Ahtna’s Board of Directors. Kathryn previously held the role as Tribal Administrator for the Mentasta Traditional Council.
Kathryn holds an Associate of Arts in Tribal Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
With a demonstrated commitment to culture and tradition, Kathryn was named the Copper River Native Association Board Member of the Year in 1994. Additional accolades include the Alaska Legislator Award in 2004 and recognition in 2009 from the Bureau of Land Management for her efforts in addressing complicated land management issues within the Ahtna Region. In 2010-2011, she received acknowledgment from the University of Alaska Fairbanks for outstanding scholastic achievement.
Ex-Officio Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ahtna Netiye’
Tom Maloney is a long-standing Alaskan with over 25 years of executive-level experience, including corporate strategy development, business development, risk management, and other key leadership roles.
Tom most recently served as Alaska Area Manager and Government Affairs Director for CH2M Hill, one of Alaska’s largest private employers. He also led the board of the Resource Development Council (RDC) for two terms on strategic issues affecting the health of Alaska’s economy, including the oil and gas, mining, tourism, fishery, and forestry sectors.
An active member of the community, Tom has served in leadership positions on numerous boards, including the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Municipality of Anchorage Investment Advisory Commission, Junior Achievement of Alaska, and Hilltop Ski Area.
Vice President of Land and Resources, Ahtna, Inc.
Joe Bovee has more than 30 years of resource management experience. As the Vice President of Land and Resources, Joe oversees the nearly 1.8 million acres of Ahtna’s land in Southcentral Alaska. Prior to joining Ahtna, Joe worked for various state and federal agencies and private sector natural resource companies. Joe’s career has focused on operations, regulatory policy, and responsible development. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Certificate of Forestry from the University of Alaska-Kenai Peninsula Campus.
Vice President of Human Resources, Ahtna, Inc.
Before joining Ahtna as Vice President of Human Resources, Doug served in a variety of senior management positions with the Alaska Native Tribal Heath Consortium (ANTHC). His leadership experience included roles as Director of Human Resources and Chief Workforce Officer. During his tenure with ANTHC, he built comprehensive human resource programs for over 2,200 employees. Doug brings over 20 years of human resources expertise to the Ahtna management team and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources, and a Master of Health Administration.
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Ahtna, Inc.
Matt brings over 25 years of private and public sector financial management experience to the Ahtna leadership team. He has demonstrated expertise in finance, accounting, banking, acquisitions, and reporting. He has held multiple executive management roles with Alaska Native Corporations and understands the business activities unique to the state.
In his role with Ahtna, Matt oversees the company’s investment portfolio, financial planning, and reporting to the management team and Board of Directors. Matt has been with Ahtna since 2014. Prior to joining Ahtna, Matt served as Director of Corporate Financial Reporting for Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) and Chief Financial Officer for Adak Fisheries and Coastal Villages Regional Fund (CVRF). He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Methodist College and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Alaska. Matt was raised in Anchorage and has lived in Alaska for over 45 years. He currently lives in Anchorage with his wife Cynthia and daughter Emma, who are both shareholders of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC).
General Counsel, Ahtna, Inc.
As Ahtna, Inc.’s General Counsel, Nicholas is responsible for the Company’s legal and corporate compliance matters. He joined Ahtna in 2017 and brings extensive legal expertise to the Ahtna management team. Before joining Ahtna, Nicholas worked at an Alaska law firm where he represented Alaska Native Corporations and others on a broad range of topics, including ANCSA, natural resources, real estate, corporate governance, and litigation. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law.
Vice President of Business Development, Ahtna Netiye’
Eric is responsible for identifying strategic business opportunities and fostering strong industry relationships. Eric has a military background and brings over 28 years of federal business development experience across engineering, construction, base operations and support, facility management, environmental, disaster recovery, and information technology programs. He has directed business units of varying sizes with staff located throughout the U.S. and internationally. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University of Baton Rouge and is a Professional Engineer and Registered Environmental Manager.