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We are proud to say that Pedro Bay Corporation’s (PBC) 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was a very successful one!  Thank you to all the Shareholders who were able to attend the meeting.  Support on the future strategic direction for which PBC is moving is something we were proud to see by the Shareholders.   


Election Results

We are excited to announce and congratulate the following candidates on their appointment to the PBC Board of Directors for a 3-year term ending in 2020:

Thomas “Tinny” Hedlund                 (6,076.7220 Votes)
S. Chris Osolnik                                (5,165.5554 Votes)
Laura Aaberg                                     (3,969.2781 Votes)


New Board Appointments

Following the Annual Meeting, the new board met to address the new appointments for all directors.  Below are the new appointments for the current board:

Thomas “Tinny” Hedlund                    Chairman
Laura Aaberg                                      Vice Chair
Sarah Thiele                                       Treasurer
Sherlie Taylor                                     Secretary
S. Chris Osolnik                                 Director
Beverly Cloud                                    Director
Amy Rogde                                        Director

Again, a special thank you to all Shareholders and descendants that participated and to those that were able to be present at this year’s Annual Meeting.


Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) recently announced in the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN) that it has teamed up with ASRC Energy Services (AES), an Alaska Native Regional Corporation subsidiary, in the hopes of reviving business opportunities for local village corporations with land holdings closest to the project in the Bristol Bay region. This business tactic is not a surprise to Pedro Bay Corporation (PBC) as we have seen this before. The manner in which Pebble chose to include Pedro Bay in the article is disrespectful and unsuitable to the administration at PBC. Our Shareholders should be aware that the PBC board is committed to our unanimous stance on opposing the Pebble Mine and will not be participating in the business development or contracting opportunities as mentioned by PLP representatives.


Pedro Bay Corporation has come a long way since PLP’s first attempt to divide our corporation and similar communities throughout the region.  We will not allow a foreign mining company or a separate regional corporation tell us which business should be in our best interest as it did not end well for PBC on their first attempt. We have learned our lesson and are listening to our Shareholders; PBC stands with the majority of the Bristol Bay Region by saying NO PEBBLE MINE.



About PBC: Pedro Bay Corporation is an Alaska Native Village Corporation that prudently manages 92,000 acres of land and provides benefits to approximately 200 shareholders. PBC is dedicated to our mission of “Connecting to Our Past and Sustaining Our Future”.


Posted On:         Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Location:            Anchorage, AK

Job Type:            Part Time

Education:          4-year college degree or a combination of experience and college preferred.

Pay Range:         $25.00/hr

Travel:                 Occasional

Duration:             Open Until Filled

Apply to:              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JOB SUMMARY:  The Program Development Coordinator facilitates communication among Shareholders and various agencies, providing assistance in person, by phone and through written correspondence.  Additionally, the incumbent in the position processes shareholder record changes and coordinates with the President/CEO in oversight of charitable functions of PBC.  The Program Development Coordinator will also assist in researching, writing and coordinating grant applications as assigned.


REPORTS TO:  Corporate Affairs Manager



Shareholder Relations:

·         Serves as first point of contact for the Shareholder relations at PBC.

·         Coordinates with the President/CEO on charitable contributions.

·         Assists Shareholders regarding their records and responds to other routine inquiries regarding Shareholder related matters.

·         Shareholder maintenance: corresponds with Shareholders, families, agencies, and other Native Corporations.

·         Shareholder record maintenance: makes changes in addresses, reissues shares to heirs from deceased Shareholders and gifting.

·         Prepares Shareholder information for newsletter.

Grant Writing/Fundraising Support:

·         Assist in writing high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents.

·         Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.

·         Develops and maintains a proposal calendar,

·         Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals.

·         Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants.

·         Works with Corporate Affairs Manager on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.



1.      4 year college degree or a combination of experience and college preferred.

2.      Knowledge of business office operations of filing and administrative clerical operations.

3.      Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.

4.      Must possess good oral and written communication skills, including thorough knowledge of proper grammar, advanced vocabulary, spelling, editing, and proofreading skills.

5.      Must be organized, efficient, accurate and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy.

6.      Proficient with MS Office Programs.

7.      Must maintain confidentiality in daily operations.

8.      Must possess working knowledge of ANCSA.



In early May, PBC hired Brittany Brown as Corporate Affairs Manager.  Ms. Brown is a young professional, that is very driven and creative and has sufficient experience working with Alaskan Native Corporations.  Brittany is an Inupiaq from Nome, Alaska and is a Sitnasuak Native Corporation and CIRI shareholder/descendant, respectively.  Her latest position was working for her own village corporation as their Compliance and Communications Officer for the last six (6) years.  She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management through the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master’s Degree concentrating in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M with high honors.


Ms. Brown’s value and best efforts provided to Pedro Bay Corporation will be based on initiatives that were set in place by the PBC board.  Her experience in branding, project management, logistics, relationship building and process improvement will be key in assisting Pedro Bay Corporation to gain additional business opportunities through market and investment analysis.  From Brittany, “I want to thank PBC for the opportunity to share my skills and experience.  As an Inupiaq woman from Nome, Alaska, I understand the importance of maneuvering the delicate balance between dedication to mission and the need for bold entrepreneurial initiatives, all the while maintaining the application of sound business management.” 


We’d like to welcome Brittany to PBC and look forward to her help in carrying out the vision created for Pedro Bay and its stakeholders.


The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Pedro Bay Village Corporation (PBC) will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites, 1020 W. 12thAvenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 for the following purposes:


  1. To elect three (3) Directors to serve a term of three (3) years.


  2. To transact such other business requiring shareholder approval which properly comes before the Annual Meeting, or any adjournment(s) thereof.





    FACSIMILE: (907) 865-2443.


    Below is a list of the board members seeking re-election.


    Laura Aaberg

    Thomas “Tinny” Hedlund

    S. Chris Osolnik


February 22, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska

The Board of Directors of Pedro Bay Corporation (PBC) are pleased to announce a special Shareholder dividend of $25.00 per share ($2,500.00 total for those with 100 shares) to all shareholders of record as of February 14, 2017 and shall be paid within thirty (30) days thereafter.

The PBC Board of Directors and Management declared the special dividend based upon the achievements of our business practices over the past year. The dividends recognize the important commitment to benefit our shareholders while ensuring the financial stability of the Corporation. The 2017 earnings and dividends reflect the dedicated teamwork of our Board of Directors, Management and Employees to run thriving businesses that support our shareholders and the village of Pedro Bay.

There are many benefits that come with being a PBC shareholder or descendant, including eligibility to receive scholarships, hire preference and bereavement assistance. 

If you have questions regarding the distribution of your dividend, please contact:

Linda Allen

Director of Accounting Services

Bristol Bay Native Corporation


For all other inquiries, please contact

Rayn L. Aaberg

President and CEO

Pedro Bay Corporation

4141 B Street, Suite 408

Anchorage AK, 99503

P: 907.277.1500

C: 907.301.7972