Evans Smith named ANHC head

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) board of directors has chosen Annette Evans Smith as new president and CEO. Evans Smith replaces CIRI shareholder Jon Ross, who completed his contract in early June.

Evans Smith joined ANHC as vice president of community relations and development in 2003. She managed ANHC’s public relations functions, developed its giving program and cultivated funding relationships. Evans Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Native American Studies from Stanford University.

Evans Smith was raised in the Bristol Bay area and is of Athabascan, Yup’ik and Sugpiaq descent. ANHC is a cultural and educational center that provides cross cultural exchanges, workshops, classes, demonstrations and guided tours. Learn more about ANHC by visiting www.alaskanative.net.