Greg Razo heads up the corporation’s legislative initiatives and engagement with Alaska’s congressional delegation and state lawmakers. Razo is also CIRI’s representative with the Alaska Federation of Natives and is active with many of CIRI’s nonprofit affiliates.
Razo is Yup’ik and a CIRI shareholder. He grew up in Anchorage and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Gonzaga University and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University. Razo practiced law for 21 years in Kodiak, Alaska, prior to joining CIRI in 2005.
Razo is chair of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, president of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation and vice chair of the Alaska Native Justice Center. Razo is an active member of the Alaska Bar Association. He is also a member of the U.S. Selective Service System Local Board and is the attorney member of the Cook Inlet Native Head Start Board. He has been a director of CIRI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council and The CIRI Foundation. He also formerly chaired the Anchorage United for Youth Leadership committee and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council-Johnson O’Malley Native Education committee. He was a board member of the Alaska Municipal League. Razo was elected to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and served from 2000-2003.