CIRI executive team sets tone for corporate citizenship

CIRI believes its long-term prospects are intertwined with the well being of the communities not only in its region, but everywhere it has a presence or does business. Its commitment to corporate citizenship stems from its recognition that organizations have a responsibility to be a force for social good as well as an economic force.

CIRI encourages its employees to demonstrate this social responsibility by sharing their time and expertise with charitable organizations and causes. The company’s executive team exemplifies this commitment through a wide variety of community and charitable activities.

Margie Brown currently serves on the 21- member national board of The Trust for Public Land, the Alaska Federation of Natives board, the board of the Anchorage Museum Foundation and is a member of the board of trustees for the Nature Conservancy of Alaska. She serves on the advisory boards for Alaska Airlines and the University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College. Brown was Alaska’s representative on the National Park System Advisory Board from 1999 to 2003 and served as board chair of Assets Inc., an organization that assists developmentally disabled adults, from 1990 to 1996. She was a founding board member and board chair of The CIRI Foundation.

Sophie Minich currently serves as a director of The CIRI Foundation, Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and School of Business Partnership. She is a trustee of Alaska Regional Hospital and the CIRI Elders’ Settlement Trust.

Patrick Duke serves as chairman of the Blood Bank of Alaska’s board of directors. He also serves as a director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska.

Barbara Donatelli serves on the boards of directors of the Anchorage Museum Association, the Imaginarium and Cook Inlet Housing Authority. She co-chaired the 2002 United Way of Anchorage annual Community Giving Campaign, which achieved its $9.4 million goal. Donatelli is a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club and a past director of Catholic Social Services, Breast Cancer Focus Inc., Alaska Children’s Trust, Food Bank of Alaska, the Alaska Council on Economic Education and the BP Board of Community Advisors.

Ethan Schutt serves on the board of directors of Covenant House Alaska, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Resource Development Council. He served on the board of directors of Doyon Ltd. from 2003 to 2006, and as the board’s secretary from 2004 to 2006.

Bruce Anders has served as a Special Olympics event organizer and contributed four years of weekly legal columns to an Alaska Bush newspaper. He also organized the “Wheels to Heels” Triathlon in Bethel, Alaska, an annual multi-sport community event.

Stig Colberg supports United Way, a number of conservation organizations and several education-focused nonprofit entities.

Greg Jones serves on the board of directors of Alaska Academic Decathlon and the Covenant House Building Committee.

Greg Razo serves as a director of The CIRI Foundation and Alaska Legal Services Corp. He previously served as a director of CIRI and Cook Inlet Tribal Council.

Ashley Schmiedeskamp is a past officer of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council. He served on the board of trustees of Walla Walla College in Washington and as a trustee of the Anchorage Senior Center Endowment Fund.