At ASRC our Iñupiaq and business values are synonymous to the company’s success. For nearly four decades the board of directors and management continue to adhere to the cultural values that guides ASRC to reach its fullest potential.
At ASRC we strongly believe that:
- Our shareholders realize a superior return on corporate investment.
- Our partners and clients benefit from our relationships.
- Our communities, and those in which we operate, realize significant socio-economic development.
- Our goal is to double ASRC’s economic strength for the benefit of our shareholders, partners, clients, communities, and culture.
Rex Kakianaaq Rock, Sr.
President & CEO
Rex Allen Rock Sr. has been president and chief executive officer of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation since early July of 2010, and oversees all aspects of ASRC’s business operations. In this role, he helps to foster a productive relationship with the board of directors and the corporation’s approximately 11,000 Iñupiat shareholders.
Rock has served on the ASRC board of directors since 1993. His board service includes work on various committees, to include: Executive, Audit, 401(k) Trustees, Shareholder Hire, Compensation, Investment and Heirship. He was elected to the position of chairman of the board in 2004, following his service as vice-chairman and 1st vice-president. Rock previously served as president and CEO of Tikigaq Corporation, and was responsible for the overall strategic guidance and vision for the village corporation. Under his leadership, the corporation started an educational scholarship program for youth that assists current as well as future generations. He continues to be on Tikigaq’s board, maintaining ties to his community of Point Hope. He also sits on the North Slope Borough Assembly, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Council, Local School Advisory Council and Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.
Rock served in many capacities for his hometown, including as whaling captain and head coach for the Tikigaq High School boys’ varsity basketball team – a position he held for more than 20 years. During that time, his team won two state championships. He was elected Coach of the Year numerous times by his peers, most currently in 2009 for his tireless dedication to Point Hope’s basketball program. A graduate of Tikigaq High School, Rock went on to attend college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he double majored in engineering and linguistics. Grounded in his Christian faith, Rock is honored to have married his best friend Ramona 30 years ago. They have four children together, and are blessed with two grandchildren.
Lands & Natural Resources
Richard Savik Glenn
Executive VP, Lands & Natural Resources
Richard K. Glenn serves as Executive Vice President of Lands and Natural Resources for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), which is owned by and represents the business interests of 11,000 Iñupiat Eskimos of Alaska’s North Slope. The shareholders of ASRC own surface and subsurface title to nearly five million acres of Alaskan North Slope lands with oil, gas, coal and mineral resources.
Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from San Jose State University in 1985 and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alaska (UAF) in 1991. Richard has special expertise in resource development in an Arctic setting, and is well-versed in on and offshore Arctic geologic processes.
In 1995, Richard was asked to head Alaska’s North Slope Borough Department of Energy Management, where he supervised the energy programs for all of the North Slope Borough villages. He continued in this capacity until January 2001. Richard began his duties at ASRC on February 5, 2001 and now also serves on the ASRC Board of Directors in the At-Large seat.
Richard is a certified professional geologist in the state of Alaska, and holds positions on many boards and commissions, most of them dedicated to education and scientific research. In addition to other postings, he has twice been appointed by the President to the United States Arctic Research Commission, is the Board President of the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ilsagvik College.
Richard also serves as co-captain of the Savik Ahmaogak subsistence whaling crew. He is a member of the Suurimmaa?iichuat Eskimo dance group and is a budding rock-and-roll keyboardist.
Executive VP, General Counsel
Denali Kemppel has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) since 2008. ASRC is one of the twelve Alaska Native regional corporations formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and has as its mission fostering the economic and social welfare of its Iñupiat shareholders. Kemppel is the company’s chief legal officer.
Prior to joining ASRC, Kemppel was a lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented public and private company clients, including advising on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, contract negotiations, corporate restructurings, SEC compliance and fiduciary duty issues, and other general corporate matters. Before that , she was a legal extern for the Honorable John W. Sedwick in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. She was also a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.
Kemppel received her law degree from the Duke University School of Law where she was a Note Editor for the Alaska Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Dartmouth College. Kemppel comes from a very active family, and was a nationally ranked cross-country skier and NCAA All-American. Kemppel and her husband Kevin have two young sons.
Chief Operating Officer
Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
Butch Lincoln has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation since February 2012. He previously served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer, and brings a diverse and balanced background in finance and operations to the company. In addition to overseeing the operating subsidiaries within the ASRC family, Butch is responsible for the execution of ASRC’s growth strategy, including our mergers and acquisitions. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is the largest locally-owned and operated business in Alaska, with revenues in excess of $2.3 billion and more than 10,000 employees worldwide.
Butch has been employed with ASRC since 1997 starting as a financial analyst. Butch spent 7 years at our oil and gas subsidiary, ASRC Energy Services (AES) where he played an instrumental role with improving the profitability and competitive position of AES. He developed business plans for strategic growth via service line expansion, acquisitions, and capital investments. Butch was responsible for commercial teams during contract negotiations and for renewals of multi-year contracts. He played a key part in developing the annual operating and long term strategic plans for AES.
Lincoln holds a BBA in Accounting and a BBA in Finance from the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Born and raised in Kotzebue, he is a community-minded, life-long Alaskan. Lincoln is also a former YMCA basketball coach and has organized basketball camps for rural Alaska youth. He and his wife Robyn have two boys.
Chief Financial Officer
Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer
Charlie Kozak is the executive vice president, chief financial officer for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), and is responsible for managing the company’s financial functions. He is also part of the executive team that sets the strategic goals and objectives for the company. The team also manages and directs ASRC’s business development activities. Kozak has been with the ASRC family of companies since 2009, most recently as the vice president of finance. ASRC is the largest locally-owned and operated business in Alaska, with revenues of approximately $2.5 billion and more than 10,000 employees worldwide.
Prior to joining ASRC, Kozak worked as a senior manager at a large multi-national accounting firm where he gained valuable skills in technical GAAP analysis, auditing, financial reporting and regulatory compliance. Kozak has extensive expertise in financial reporting, internal controls, financing and forecasting, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
He earned a BBA in Accounting, as well as an MBA degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he served as an adjunct professor. He is a certified public accountant in the State of Alaska.
Kozak is a long-standing board member of Special Olympics Alaska, having previously served as chairman and is currently a member of the executive committee. In recognition of his community involvement, Kozak received the KPMG Chairman’s Award for volunteerism. Kozak was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. He currently lives in Anchorage with his son.
Tara Katuk Sweeney
Executive VP, External Affairs
Tara Sweeney is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, and is responsible for all facets of the corporation’s media and government relations and communications. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is the largest locally-owned and operated business in Alaska, with revenues in excess of $2 billion and more than 10,000 employees worldwide.
Sweeney has been honored for her advocacy of Alaska Native rights and promoting local programs that focus on cultural values, practices, and traditions. She also enjoys mentoring young ASRC shareholders interested in becoming politically active. Tara was honored in 2008 as a “Top 40 Under 40” business leader by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, and has served on numerous business and non-profit boards, including the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Sweeney has lived most of her life in rural Alaska. She graduated from Barrow High School in 1991, and then left Alaska to attend Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Sweeney graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. She and her husband have two children.
Crawford Ahkivgak Patkotak
Executive VP, Shareholder Community Programs
Serves as ASRC Corporate Treasurer, Senior Vice President of Shareholder and Community Programs; ASRC Executive Committee 2000-Present; Current Board President of Eskimo’s, Inc.; ASRC Vice President Shareholder Development & Treasury Operations 2005-2007; ASRC 2nd Vice Chair 2000-2004; ASRC Investment Committee 2003-2006, 2008-Present; Arctic Education Foundation Board Member 2006-Present; Petro Star, Inc. Board Member 1999-2005
Barrow Utilities Electric Cooperative Inc., Board of Director 1997-Present; Elected as a Board Member of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association; Served a a Council member for the City of Barrow, Board of Trustee for Ilisagvik College.
Mary Ellen Qariuluk Ahmaogak
Corporate Secretary, Wainwright, Alaska
Presiding ASRC Corporate Secretary; Director of Community Development, ASRC Shareholder & Community Program; ASRC Executive Committee 1999-2006, 2008 – Present; ASRC Ethics Committee 2006-2010; ASRC Audit Committee 2006-2007; ASRC Investment Committee 2006-2007; ASRC 401(k) Trustee 1998-2007; ASRC Heirship Committee 1997-2003; Tundra Tours Inc. Board Member 2005-Present; SKW/Eskimos Inc. Board Member 2005; Arctic Education Foundation Board Member 2006-2010
Olgoonik Corporation Corporate Secretary 1998; Member of the Olgoonik Presbyterian Session; Member of the Utuqqagmiut Dance Group; Member of the Iceberg 14 Whaling Crew.
Chief Administrative Officer
Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer
Cheryl Stine is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for ASRC. In this role she largely manages ASRC’s enterprise-wide efforts in community economic development; as well as managing the administration, facilities and information technology departments across ASRC’s family of companies.
Cheryl earned a Bachelor's degree in rural development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Stine has a broad range of experience with SBA 8(a) program development, government compliance management, organizational development, program/policy development and strategic management. She most recently served as the President and CEO of ASRC Construction Holding Company.