Jay Barrett ,
Bay Native Corporation has a new President and Chief Executive Officer with
roots in Kodiak. Thirty-eight-year old Jason Metrokin, former director of
shareholder and corporate relations for BBNC, took over the top job a week ago.
appointment marks the first time a second-generation Alaska Native shareholder
is taking the helm of a regional Native Corporation.
-- (Metrokin 1 24 sec "There's been a ... I'm up to the task.")
he grew up in Anchorage, Metrokin's father, Dennis, grew up in Naknek and
Kodiak, and was once the head of Koniag, the regional Native Corporation for
the Kodiak area.
-- (Metrok 2 36 sec "Over the years ... same thing to our corporation.")
joined the Bristol Bay Native Corporation in 2005 from the First Alaskans
Institute, where he served as vice president of development and an earlier
career with National Bank of Alaska, which was later bought by Wells Fargo.
President and CEO of BBNC, Metrokin heads up one of two billion-dollar Native
corporations in Alaska. He says his goal is to now increase net income, and
ultimately dividends to the corporation's shareholders:
-- (Metrokin 3 40 sec "The name of our ... high priority for BBNC.")
replaces former President and CEO Hjalmar (y'all-merr) Olson, who announced his
retirement from in November. He had been with the corporation since its