Fellow Shareholders, my name is Jon Baird Duncan. My Tlingit name is Gooch Tlein. I am Eagle Dakl’aweidí from the Killerwhale Chasing a Seal House. I was born and raised in Juneau. My parents are former Senator Jim Duncan and the late Carol Aceveda. I am a descendant of Gladys & Roy Aceveda and Billy & Fannie Friday of Kake.
Not considering 7(i) revenue sharing from other ANCs, Sealaska has struggled with profitability for years. In turn, the long-term viability of the corporation is uncertain. We must maximize operational net income by growing & diversifying revenues and controlling costs.
It is imperative we elect qualified Board members with the education and professional background necessary to set the right strategic direction of the company.
- Corporate Business Experience: 27+ years of holding executive management, sales and business development positions ranging from high-profile start-ups to Fortune 500 multi-nationals in Silicon Valley
- Education: M.B.A., St. Mary’s College of California, College Honors; B.A. in Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz, College Honors
- Successfully and profitably led Sealaska subsidiary MBS for 5 years
- Non-Profit: Chairman, One Nation Walking Together
I humbly request your directed vote! Gunalchéesh, Háw’aa, Nt’oyaxsn