Spotlight on Alumni
Jason Metrokin, 2009 MBA Alumnus, President & CEO of Bristol Bay Native Corporation named new APU Board of Trustee.
Jason Metrokin was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and his MBA from Alaska Pacific University. After serving for 5 years on the board of directors, and as director of shareholder & corporate relations for Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), he was named as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. His family hails from Kodiak Island and Bristol Bay Alaska as well as Massachusetts. As a beneficiary of his late grandfather’s shares in BBNC, Jason is a Bristol Bay descendant and is the first non-original shareholder of an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation to become President/CEO.
Mr. Metrokin previously worked as vice president and development director at First Alaskans Institute, a statewide, Alaska Native leadership development and public policy organization and as a vice president and commercial relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank (formerly National Bank of Alaska). In addition, Mr. Metrokin has served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards of directors including BBNC subsidiary companies, United Way of Anchorage, the Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Pacific University and the Alaska Native Professional Association. In 2000, he was chosen as a Top 40 Business person under 40 and has graduated from programs such as Leadership Anchorage and BBNC’s Training Without Walls. Jason lives in Anchorage with his wife Shannon and their two sons, Tate (8) and Quinn (5). He enjoys the outdoors, plays hockey and continues to volunteer in the community.
Alaska Writer Laureate
Our own AMU/APU graduate, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, was named Alaska Writer Laureate. Nora is the first ever female Alaska Native selected for this great honor. See the full article here!