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.
A CIRI shareholder of Yup’ik descent, Razo grew up in Anchorage and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Gonzaga University and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University. He practiced law for 21 years in Kodiak, Alaska, prior to joining CIRI in 2005.
Razo is a Commissioner and former Chair of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, a member of the board of directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives, president and a member of the board of Alaska Legal Services Corporation, vice chair and a member of the board of the Alaska Native Justice Center and an adjunct professor for Alaska Pacific University. He is an active member of the Alaska Bar Association, is a member of the U.S. Selective Service System Local Board and serves as secretary and a member of the Cook Inlet Native Head Start Board. He has been a director of the Alaska Municipal League, CIRI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council and The CIRI Foundation, and is a former CIRI Shareholder Participation Committee member. He also formerly chaired the Anchorage United for Youth Leadership committee and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council-Johnson O’Malley Native Education committee. Razo was elected to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and served from 2000-2003. In 2016, Razo was named a White House “Champion of Change” for helping to expand fair chance opportunities in Alaska. He is a member of the Alaska Court System’s Access to Justice Commission, a volunteer attorney with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and a member of the Alaska Supreme Court’s fairness, diversity and equality committee.