Arctic Slope Regional Corporation president and CEO Rex A. Rock, Sr. joined other industry and government leaders at the 8th annual Alaska Oil & Gas Congress, held at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel in mid-September. The panel discussion, Arctic Leaders’ Views on Future Arctic Exploration and Development, was aimed at identifying what areas of concern local communities have when it comes to oil and gas development and to highlight the positive partnerships between industry and those communities. The Alaska Oil & Gas Congress is a 4-day event that brings together energy industry executives, government leaders and others to provide information, updates and even business forecasts. Others on the panel included North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower, the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment for the Government of Northwest Territories David Ramsay and former Anchorage Assemblyman Dan Kendall, who was sitting in for Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 11,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development.