ANVCA has a new Executive Director. Also new to Alaska, Keja Nokomis Whiteman recently took the lead position at ANVCA bringing twenty years of work with tribes, government relations and building partnerships. Ms. Whiteman most recently came from Wyoming where she served as an elected County Commissioner since 2007 in Fremont County, as well as running a small consulting firm who clients included tribes, non profits, government agencies and local businesses.
Originally from Montana, Keja is a tribal member enrolled in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She received a Masters of Public Administration in 2004, after working for several years in administrative roles. Keja relocated to Anchorage in 2015 with her husband and two younger children (sons Clayton age 15 & KJ age 13), her oldest child (daughter Camille age 18) is currently attending college in Montana.
Most importantly Keja brings an excitement about helping ANVCA maximize it’s potential to have a positive impact on Village Corporations across Alaska.