SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Curtis J. McQueen as ANVCA Executive Director beginning September 15, 2023.
Curtis J. McQueen has a solid history of serving as an Alaska Native corportion CEO and serving on several for-profit and non-profit Boards throughout the State of Alaska.
“We are thrilled to have Curtis McQueen joining ANVCA. His experience, knowledge, and relationships of Alaska Native Corporations, village dynamics, and the public policy process are deep and profound, and we are confident that he will make a tremendous difference to the best interests of our members.” Nathan McCowan, ANVCA Chair of the Board.
From 2005 through August 2019, Curtis held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Eklutna, Incorporated, the village corporation for Eklutna and the largest private land owner in the Municipality of Anchorage and the Matanuska Susitna Borough. During his term, Curtis built multiple successful subsidiaries and grew the parent corporation to be a respected business organization throughout the State of Alaska. Curtis has worked extensively in the Native community, and with Fortune 100 and 400 National and International corporations, including many of Alaska’s corporate, local, State, and Federal leadership.
Curtis is a current Board Member of the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska’s largest philanthropic foundation. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the advisory board overseeing the University of Alaska Anchorage Distinguished Rasmuson Chair of Economics. From 2013-2019 Curtis served as an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, the forward command for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army located in Anchorage Alaska.
“As a former CEO, a longtime supporter, and a former board member of ANVCA, I’m honored to join this incredible organization and support its mission to promote the success of our village corporations and the protection of our Native lands.”
Curtis is well known and respected for nurturing key relationships and has a proven track record of successful work with local, Federal and State governments, Tribes, and other businesses. Curtis is Tlingit from Southeast Alaska from the Eagle-Killer Whale Clan, is a Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Tribal Citizen, a Sealaska Corporation shareholder and is an adopted member of the Native Village of Eklutna.