CIRI’s executive management team has a combined total of 83 years working on behalf of the company and contributing to its success. The strength of CIRI’s management is defined by the diverse experiences and skills each member brings to the team. The financial and legal expertise complements the team’s respect for CIRI employees, Alaska Native culture and the people, villages and tribes of the Cook Inlet region.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sophie Minich became CIRI’s president and chief executive officer in January 2013. As CIRI president and CEO, Minich is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s corporate strategies, programs and policies and procedures. She oversees all the company’s business operations and is the primary contact with the company’s stakeholders.
Chief Financial Officer
Stig Colberg oversees CIRI’s Finance and Accounting Department and the Business Development Department. He is responsible for CIRI’s financial management, its accounting and internal control systems, and the company’s budget and financial reporting matters. He also leads efforts to make new investments, conducts and leads due diligence for new acquisitions and is in charge of the company’s tax planning and compliance programs.
Barbara A. Donatelli
Senior Vice President
Barbara Donatelli joined CIRI in 1980 and has been a vice president of the company since 1987. In her current position as Senior Vice President, Donatelli is responsible for government relations, shareholder services, public relations, human resources, information technology and serves as the company’s chief administrative officer.
Senior Vice President, Land and Energy Development
Ethan Schutt oversees CIRI’s land and energy development departments including the exploration and leasing of those lands for oil and gas, mineral and other natural resource development. He also directs CIRI’s efforts in developing renewable and alternative energy projects.
Gregory P. Razo
Vice President, Government Relations
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.
Vice President, Real Estate
Chad Nugent is responsible for CIRI’s Real Estate department, managing CIRI’s diverse property investments in and outside of Alaska. He joined CIRI in 2013 to assist in the development of the Fireweed Business Center and other projects, and quickly proved himself as an indispensable member of the CIRI management team.
Vice President, Business Development and Operations
Thom Holder helps lead CIRI’s Business Development and Operations functions. These activities include the strategy formulation and execution for acquisitions and investments, working with partners to allocate a diversified portfolio and implement shared benefits across CIRI’s operations and investments.
Acting General Counsel
Stephanie Aicher is CIRI’s lead in-house counsel, responsible for CIRI’s legal and corporate compliance matters. Aicher joined CIRI in 2012 as associate counsel and oversaw legal matters related to real estate development projects before becoming acting general counsel in 2017.