Music Matters
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Chugach Alaska Corporation announces new president, chief operating officer


The Chugach Alaska Corporation has a new president and COO. Dan Fenza has been appointed as Chugach Alaska Corporation’s president and chief operating officer.

The corporation announced the appointment in a Feb. 15, 2021, news release.

Fenza worked for about 20 years with the corporation’s largest government contracting business, Chugach Government Solutions.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for our company’s rich history, the traditions and the powerful opportunities and benefits that have advanced and continue to advance to the shareholder community.”

Most recently Fenza served as vice president of Business Intelligence and Innovation.

“I think the biggest thing is maintaining alignment between how we support our company's values and in the methods that we used to do that. What I will be in charge of is running the operational parts of our company. But that all rolls up into supporting Chugach's community value center.”

That includes its lands, cultural community, shareholder services --  as well as the corporation’s shareholder development departments.

“What I do is to support them by generating the business side of the house so that our cultural side can be supported as well."

Fenza succeeds Sheri Buretta, who will remain as Chugach’s chairman of the board and interim CEO. Later this year, Later this year, Chugach’s board of directors will oversee the selection of a permanent CEO.

(Clarification: A previous version of this story misstated who would over see the selection of a permanent CEO. Chugach’s board of directors will oversee the selection. This version has been updated March 11, 2021, to reflect the change.) 

“All of it is part of the plan to continually grow and evolve the company in a well thought out and planned manner to bring a different focus and strength to areas that they need it,” he said. “That includes the community value center and the important mission that it does. And just being a viable company that supports its shareholders.”

Fenza says the corporation and its board are working toward a 100-year development plan to provide long-term support to the communities of the region. Fenza began his new role March 1.

Originally from the Midwest, Tripp Crouse (Ojibwe, a descendent of Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, pronouns: they/them) has 15-plus years in print, web and radio journalism. Tripp first moved to Alaska in 2016 to work with KTOO Public Media in Juneau. And later moved to Anchorage in 2018 to work with KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation.
Related Content