Gana-A'Yoo Leadership

 

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Betty Huntington

CEO, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited

Betty Huntington has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited since 2007. As CEO, Betty is responsible for the management and control of the corporation’s business affairs. She serves as President for its subsidiaries, Gana-A’Yoo Services Corporation and Khotol Services Corporation and in an advisory capacity to its other operating companies.

Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo as CEO, Betty served on the board of directors for Gana-A’Yoo, Limited from 1995 to 2007, where she was chair from 2000 to 2007.  She is a former Controller for Doyon, Limited (1994 - 2007) where she was a member of the senior management team. Betty is a shareholder of the corporation and was raised in Galena.  She received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

 

Dan Pickett

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Chief Operations Officer, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited

Newly appointed in 2015, Dan Pickett serves as the COO of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited. As COO, Dan is responsible for the operational efficiencies, process improvements and quality control of Gana-A’Yoo contracts. 

In addition, Dan is an active member of the Business Development team.

Prior to serving as the COO, Dan served 8 years for the United States Antarctic Program as the program manager and operations director. Dan has 25 years of operational management experience in food service and janitorial,as well as, a broad range of other operations. Dan’s strengths lie in process improvement, building excellent teams and maximizing profits. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute.

 

Leslie Williams Crocker

Interim CFO, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited

Leslie_Williams_Crocker_DJPX3986_3.jpgLeslie specializes in new company and project start-up integration, financial management compliance, and federal procurement rules and regulations. She is a former Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Senior Auditor and has held executive management positions in multi-million dollar corporations. She is a certified public accountant, a certified compliance and ethics professional, and has a master's degree in contract management. As a Deltek Partner, she implements Deltek's Costpoint Accounting Software Solution. 




 

Jennine Jordan

Vice President/Ethics Compliance Officer, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited

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Jennine Jordan serves as both Vice President and Ethics Compliance Officer at Gana-A'Yoo, Limited. In this role, she works with the Operations team and is an active member of the Business Development team. Bringing a voice to Indigenous people on policy issues is important for Jennine. She serves on the Arctic Economic Council on behalf of the Arctic Athabascan Council (Alaska).

Previously she worked as the Director of External Affairs at the Native American Contractors Association where she was responsible for media and member relations, and business development on behalf of a trade association representing Native business interests in all 50 US states and several foreign countries.

Jennine enjoys volunteering in her spare time. She currently serves on the Board of the Anchorage Museum and the Native American Advisory Committee for the Anchorage School District Title VII Indian Education Program.

Jennine earned a Master of Public Policy and Master of Dispute Resolution degrees from Pepperdine University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds a graduate-level certificate in Alaska Native Executive Leadership from Alaska Pacific University. She is a 2011 Native American 40 Under 40 award recipient from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Jennine is Inupiaq, Eskimo raised in Anchorage and her family is from Unalakleet, Alaska.  

 

Natasha Parker

Controller, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited

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Natasha Parker serves as the Controller for Gana-A’Yoo Limited.  A lifelong Alaskan and Aleut Corporation shareholder, she has worked for Alaska Native Corporations for more than 20 years.  She has more than ten years of accounting experience and earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Natasha currently serves as the Board Chair of the St. George Tanaq Foundation.