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 serves as CIRI’s chief administrative officer and is responsible for the company’s shareholder relations, government relations, corporate affairs and information technology departments.
Donatelli is Yup’ik and a shareholder of CIRI and Doyon Limited. Prior to joining CIRI in 1980, Donatelli worked for U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and studied economics at George Washington University and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Donatelli is active in the community and has directed CIRI’s corporate giving program for many years. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Jesse Lee Home, Get Out the Native Vote and on the board of commissioners of Cook Inlet Housing Authority.
Donatelli is a 1998 YWCA Women of Achievement award recipient, a member of the Anchorage Athena Society and was selected as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top 25 Most Powerful Alaskans in 1999. 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 Council on Economic Education, Alaska Native Justice Center, Anchorage Museum Association, BP Board of Community Advisors, Breast Cancer Focus, Catholic Social Services, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Food Bank of Alaska, Southcentral Foundation, The Imaginarium and United Way of Anchorage.