Stan Fleming is president of NANA Pacific and senior vice president and chief strategy officer for NANA Development Corporation. Stan has extensive experience in both delivering information technology services and building companies focused on delivering both products and services to federal and commercial clients worldwide. His specialty is starting and building new business, implementing specific plans for existing businesses and aligning teams to target specific business objectives. At NANA, his primary role is to develop the strategic plan and oversee areas of strategic development that grows revenue and income at levels that enable NANA’s mission of improving the quality of life for NANA’s people.
Charlie Curtis is the senior advisor and chief strategist for NANA Pacific. Previously, Charlie served on both the NANA Regional Corporation and NANA Development Corporation (NDC) boards. He was president of NDC from 1992-2001 and is the former executive director of Kiana Traditional Council, responsible for administering government contracts and overseeing the operation of the City of Kiana. He is also the past president of the Northwest Arctic Borough School District and has served as a council member for both traditional and local governments.
Lucy Boyd is the manager of sales operations for NANA Pacific. She has been with the NANA family of companies for five years. During that time she worked for NANA Development Corporation as a strategic analyst and strategic relations coordinator. More recently, Lucy was the executive assistant for our sister company, WHPacific. She worked closely with the president and senior leadership team on logistics, strategic initiatives, cost savings, tribal client pursuits, and more. Lucy was born and raised in Buckland, one of the villages in the NANA region.
Jonathan Widdis is vice president of business development for NANA Pacific. Jonathan is responsible for securing business partnerships and relationships, and helping promote additional business for both NANA Pacific and all of NANA Development Corporation companies. Jonathan has helped expand NANA’s geographic reach, services and profitability of a number of diverse businesses. He has has been with NANA since 2005, working in many positions in operations and business development. He has had direct oversight of finance, HR, health and safety, legal and IT. Most recently, he was President of the construction division of Akima (NANA’s federal sector) and prior to that the chief executive officer of NANA’s federal platform called Akmaaq. In Akmaaq, within three years he turned around underperforming assets and his portfolio of companies into a profitable operation of 900 employees with more than $120 million in revenues.
Bruce Lane is senior vice president, human capital solutions for NANA Pacific. A member of the executive leadership team, Bruce is responsible for improving the human capital potential within NANA Pacific clients. Bruce most recently served as vice president of operations for NANA Management Services where he led both the external staffing division and the internal recruiting department. Prior to his role with NMS, Bruce worked with NANA’s senior leadership team on a number of human capital and business improvement initiatives.
Stephen Libonate is the general manager telecom support services business unit at NANA Pacific. He has extensive experience in transmission technology including wireless and wireline design and construction and has worked directly for and as a contractor to the leading telecommunications providers in the United States. Stephen has managed large and innovative projects including implementing Wi-Fi hotspots in payphones, distributed network systems including customer Wi-Fi in the largest restaurant chain in the world and fulfillment services for wireless cellular and wireline CATV and telephony based voice, video, and data systems. Stephen began his career as an electronics technician in the United States Navy and earned a bachelor’s degree while on active duty.
Board of Directors
Ely Utuktauraq Cyrus of Kiana, Alaska, was elected to the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. board of directors in 2014. He also serves as chairman on the NANA Development Corporation board. Cyrus is president of the Kiana Traditional Council, is a member of the Northwest Arctic Borough Public Safety Commission and sits on the Kiana Wellness Committee. Cyrus is lead caseworker for the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program of Maniilaq Association, and sits on the Maniilaq Social Services committee.
Representing the village of Norvik, Alaska, Donald G. Sheldon serves as a director both on the NANA Regional Corporation board and the NANA Development Corporation (NDC) board. Sheldon is a self-employed small business owner and brings unique perspective and considerable experience to NANA as well as to the boards of Alaska Christian College and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN).
Representing the village of Kobuk, Alaska, Pearl Iriqtaq Gomez serves as director for both the NANA Regional Corporation and NANA Development Corporation (NDC) boards. Gomez has been a director since 2008 and has several committee and board assignments. When not fulfilling her duties at NANA, Gomez is a bookkeeper for the Native Village of Kobuk. An involved member of her community and the region, Gomez serves as a member of the Kobuk Volunteer Fire Department, Kobuk Advisory School Committee, the Northwest Arctic Borough and North Slope Borough Joint Task Force and Joint School Construction and Maintenance Committee.