Lucy Aŋasuk Nelson is vice president of administration for NANA and is responsible for providing strategic leadership on corporate initiatives, board operations and development, and in-region operations. Lucy has 30 years of professional management experience.
Lucy is a NANA shareholder from Kotzebue. Until October 2021, she served as Mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, the second largest borough in Alaska. Prior to that, she was the director of administrative services for the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, which operates schools in 11 villages in the region. For nine years, she worked for Maniilaq Association, rising to the position of vice president and chief financial officer.
Lucy served as a long-term board member of OTZ Telephone Cooperative and the Kotzebue Electric Association and as an assembly member on the Northwest Arctic Borough. She’s volunteered as an announcer on KOTZ Radio, providing local news, weather, stories and basketball play-by-play. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business organizational management from Alaska Pacific University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Southeast.