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.
Donatelli is Yup’ik, a shareholder of CIRI and Doyon, Limited and grew up in Anchorage. Prior to joining CIRI in 1980, Donatelli studied economics at George Washington University and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Donatelli is actively involved in a number of community service organizations, currently serving on the board of directors of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Friends of the Jesse Lee Home, Get Out the Native Vote and The Alaska Community Foundation, and on the board of commissioners of Cook Inlet Housing Authority . She has directed CIRI’s corporate giving program for many years and her efforts were instrumental in the company receiving the Outstanding Business in Philanthropy award in 1997, presented by the Alaska Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives.
Donatelli is a 1998 YWCA Women of Achievement award recipient, was selected as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top 25 Most Powerful Alaskans in 1999 and is a member of the Anchorage Athena Society. Donatelli co-chaired the 2002 United Way of Anchorage annual community giving campaign. She is a former director of the Alaska Children’s Trust, Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Council on Economic Education, Alaska Native Justice Center, Anchorage Museum, BP Board of Community Advisors, Breast Cancer Focus, Catholic Social Services, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Food Bank of Alaska, the Imaginarium, Southcentral Foundation and United Way of Anchorage.