Board of Directors

There are 15 seats on ASRC’s Board of Directors:

  • Seven seats, with one seat for a shareholder resident from each of the following Villages:
    Wainwright, Point Lay, Point Hope, Nuiqsut, Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk and Kaktovik
  • Five seats for shareholders who are residents of Barrow, and
  • Three “At Large” seats that may be held by any shareholder, regardless of residence

Directors serve for staggered, three-year terms, or until their successors are elected, qualified and seated.
A class of five directors is typically elected each year.

Rex Kakianaaq Rock, Sr.

Rex A. Rock Sr.

President & CEO
Pt. Hope

Rex Kakianaaq Rock Sr.

President & CEO, Pt. Hope, Alaska

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.

Crawford Patkotak



Crawford Ahkivgak Patkotak

Chairman, Barrow, Alaska

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.

George Sielak


Vice Chairman

George Sielak

Vice Chairman, Nuiqsut, Alaska

Serves as 2nd Vice President for the ASRC Board; Chairman of the ASRC Audit Committee; ASRC Executive Board Member; Sits on the ASRC Ethics Committee; Chairman of the Arctic Education Foundation Board; ASRC Energy Services Board Member; Served on the ASRC Heirship in 2003

ASRC Energy Services Field Liaison 2007-Present; North Slope Borough Public Works Services Supervisor 2002-2007; Previously worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator Foreman, Road Upgrade Foreman, and an Ice Road Foreman; Current Board Member of Kuukpik Corporation.

Ida Olemaun


1st Vice​ President

Ida Uuminaq Olemaun

1st Vice President, Barrow, Alaska

Serves on the ASRC Ethics Committee, the ASRC Audit Committee, and the ASRC Shareholder Hire Committee Arctic Slope Native Association, Human Resources Generalist 1998-2006,

Elected to and served on the North Slope Borough School District Board of Directors as it s President; Current Session Member of the Utqiagvik Presbyterian Church; Former Utqiagvik Presbyterian Church Trustee and Sunday School Teacher; North Slope Borough School District Bilingual teacher; Deputy Director and Director of the North Slope Borough Health Department.

Paul Bodfish, Sr.

Paul Bodfish, Sr.

2nd Vice President

Paul Bodfish, Sr.

2nd Vice President, Atqasuk, Alaska

Paul Bodfish Sr. serves as the 2nd vice president on Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the ASTAC Board of Directors, representing Atqasuk.


Oliver Leavitt

Oliver Leavitt

3rd Vice President

Oliver Leavitt

3rd Vice President, At- Large

Oliver Leavitt has served in many leadership positions across the state of Alaska, and particularly on the North Slope. In 1970, he was elected treasurer of the Arctic Slope Native Association and served in that capacity for twenty-four years. He also served as a board member for the Alaska Federation of Natives from 1971 to 1999, and served as co-chairman from 1985 to 1986. His political career began in 1972, when Oliver was elected as the first president of the North Slope Borough Assembly. He held that position for four years and then continued to serve on the Assembly for more than twenty years after. During his decades-long tenure in North Slope leadership, Oliver was a member of Alaska’s Local Boundary Commission and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, as well as being a founding director of the First Alaskans Institute.

Oliver was elected to the ASRC board of directors upon the corporation’s inception, serving as treasurer from 1972 until 1983 and later as chairman. He also served as Vice President of Lands and Vice President of Government Affairs. Locally, Oliver is known for his commitment to the community as a whaling boat builder and whaling captain. He’s also involved in Barrow’s local Search and Rescue and the Barrow Whaling Captain’s Association.

Oliver is married to Annie Hopson Leavitt, and together they have three children and three grandchildren.

Patsy Aamodt



Patsy Pausan Aamodt

Treasurer, Barrow, Alaska

Previously served as Corporate Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

Education: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Bachelor of Arts Teaching; Master of Arts Public School Administration

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Certificate of Advance Study in Administration, Planning and Social Policy

Served as Board Member and Vice-Chair for the Boys and Girls Club Alaska Statewide Expansion.

Mary Ellen Ahmaogak


Corporate Secretary

Mary Ellen Qariuluk Ahmaogak

Corporate Secretary, At-Large, 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


Jacob Adams



Jacob Anagi Adams Sr.

ASRC Board of Director, Barrow

Current Chairman of the ASRC Board of Directors; ASRC Compensation Committee 2008-Present; ASRC Investment Committee Chair 2008-Present; Petro Star Inc. Board Member 2004-Present; Arctic Education Foundation Board Member 2007-Present; ASRC President & CEO 1983-2006; ASRC Executive Committee 1972-2007; ASRC 401(k) Trustees Chair 1985-2006; Former ASRC Vice President of Lands

Current Member of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association; Volunteer for the Barrow, Alaska Search & Rescue; Barrow City Council Member 1967; Elected to the first assembly when the North Slope Borough was incorporated in 1972; Elected President of the North Slope Borough Assembly 1978; Appointed North Slope Borough Mayor succeeding the Late Eben Hopson Sr. 1978; Chairman of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission 1977-1980.

Glen Edwin Solomon 

Glen Edwin Solomon


Glen Edwin Solomon

Director, Kaktovik, Alaska

Glen Edwin Solomon serves on Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s Board of Directors representing Kaktovik.

Vera May Lincoln


Anaktuvuk Pass

Vera May Lincoln

ASRC Board of Director, Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

Vera M. Lincoln is Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Board of Director, Anaktuvuk Pass – Seat 2 since 2015. She also serves on the Audit, Investment, Compensation, and Shareholder Employment committees.

In March 2017, Vera was asked to serve on the Alaska’s State Museums Association (Museums Alaska) Board of Directors.

Vera is skilled and educated museum curator. She began as a museum assistant in 1993, eventually becoming curator for the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum in Anaktuvuk Pass. During her tenure she oversaw major renovations and expansions of the museum and its exhibits. In 2015, she was asked to be the regional curator for both the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum and the Inupiat Heritage Center. She is currently pursuing national accreditation for both.

Vera is also Executive Director for the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum, Inc. (SPMM Inc.) a non-profit organization dedicated to the SPMM, and is one of its Trustees. The Board of Trustees' goal is to grow a $5 million endowment for the Museum.

Vera is a dedicated community volunteer. She has served as Nagsragmiut Tribal Vice President and Secretary, Inupiat Community of Arctic Slope representative, and Arctic Slope Native Association village representative, Nunamiut School Advisory Council President. She currently serves as Chapel in Mountains church treasurer, church elder and is education liaison for youth programs. She has coordinated and officiated various church services needed for a small community. Her home was an Arctic Women in Crisis Safe Home.

Vera has chaperoned local sports teams and elders/youth delegations.

In 2005, Vera received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Rural Development – Community Documentation and Cultural Research from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks.

Thomas Nukapigak


Pt. Lay


Director, Point Lay, Alaska

First elected to ASRC Board in 2009-Present Native Village of Point Lay Vice President 2009-Present; Point Lay Construction Carpenter/SKW 2007-2008; SKW/Eskimos Inc., Construction Carpenter Foreman 2006-2007

John Hopson Jr.

John Hopson Jr.


John Hopson Jr.

ASRC Board of Director, Wainwright, Alaska

Bio coming soon

Jeff C. Kinneeveauk

Jeff C. Kinneeveauk


Jeff C. Kinneeveauk


Jeff’s Kinneeveauk’s background includes extensive
leadership experience spanning all levels of the Corporation
and a dedication to driving a culture of accountability.
Throughout his tenure as CEO of ASRC Energy Services, he
implemented a team approach to drive organizational
improvements and implementation of best practices.

Mr. Kinneeveauk was president and CEO of ASRC Energy
Services until August 2016.

His professional experience includes serving as senior vice
president of operations and maintenance and senior vice
president of shareholder programs for AES. His global
operations and national experience includes oversight
and management of construction of a USAID office
building in Nairobi, Kenya, project management for an
exploration drilling project, and management of subsidiary
offices in Washington, D.C.

During his 20 years of service to AES, Mr. Kinneeveauk has
set an example of operating with integrity and adhering
to the cultural values of the Iñupiat people. He
is dedicated to community service and currently
serves as Chairman of the Board at the Alaska Native
Heritage Center and on the board of The
Foraker Group.

Mr. Kinneeveauk holds a bachelor’s degree in physics with an
emphasis in engineering from Northwest Nazarene University.

Rodney Steven Pederson

Rodney S. Pederson


Rodney Steven Pederson

ASRC Board of Director, At-Large, Alaska

Rodney Pederson serves on Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s Board of Directors in one of three “at-large” seats. He has also been a licensed attorney in Alaska since 1994.

Pederson is an original ASRC shareholder from Barrow and worked at ASRC from the time he was a student at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., until 2005.


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