Gloria O’Neill to give keynote address at AFN

Gloria O’Neill, a CIRI shareholder and president and chief executive officer of CIRI-affiliated nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), will deliver this year’s keynote address at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention.

This year’s AFN Convention will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Oct. 21-23, 2010. Under O’Neill’s leadership, CITC grew its annual budget from $8.8 million to nearly $40 million and expanded its services to meet the social, educational and employment service needs of Alaska Natives and Native Americans living in the Cook Inlet region.

O’Neill currently serves as a board member for the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage Community Land Trust, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Chanlyut Inc., Alaska Federation of Natives, and the National CASA Association. At the national level, O’Neill serves on the National Tribal Budget Advisory Council of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the American Indian, Alaska Native on Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau.