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Ahtna Kanas Summer 2017

Welcome Ahtna’s New Shareholder Development Coordinator

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Ahtna is pleased to welcome shareholder-owner Tracy Parent as the new Shareholder Development Coordinator. She is based out of Ahtna’s Anchorage corporate office. Tracy comes to us with over 17 years’ experience working in human resources, during which time she implemented and developed work-readiness programs for K-12 students. In taking this position, Tracy is returning to Anchorage after living in the Lower 48 for many years. She is looking forward to connecting shareholder-owners with the many opportunities Ahtna has to offer and happy to be living closer to family. Her brother is Jason Nesslage, her mom is the late Alice Nesslage and her grandparents are Molly and Frank Hobson.

Tracy is especially proud of a program she created while working at a car dealership in Colorado that taught underprivileged kids to become automotive technicians. She presented to high schools and then invited interested students to shadow leading technicians. Students who wanted to learn the trade became paid trainees and master technicians within five years. “Not everyone has the grades or money to attend college, and learning a trade for free while getting paid made a huge difference in their lives,” Tracy said.

We are excited to have Tracy as a part of the Ahtna Human Resources team. Also, we would like to express our appreciation to Ve’dra Bechtol for stepping up to assume the Shareholder Development duties on an interim basis during recruitment. Ve’dra will be returning to her position as a benefits analyst for Ahtna Human Resources.

All Shareholder Development inquiries can be directed to Tracy at (907) 868-8250 or