Goldbelt Incorporated has a new CEO — sort of.
During a July 9 shareholders meeting, the Native corporation announced Elliot “Chuck” Wimberly would serve as its president and CEO, a position Wimberly held in the interim since January.
Wimberly previously served as Goldbelt’s senior vice president since 2010 and filled the president and CEO role in the interim in 2011.
“Chuck’s ability to lead our company is well-proven and he stood out through the interview process as the best candidate to accomplish the lofty goals set by the Board of Directors,” said Joseph Kahklen, Goldbelt board chairman, in a statement.
Wimberly brings with him 10 years of experience as a senior executive with Alaska Native corporations, read the statement.
“I am excited to lead Goldbelt to new heights,” Wimberly said. “We have a strong team of dedicated employees who are focused on accomplishing the results set out by the board.”
Goldbelt shareholders also elected three directors to its board from a slate of 10 candidates. Incumbent Trudy Skan won reelection, and Lisa-Marie Ikonomov and Derek Duncan will be newcomers to the board. Ikonomov and Duncan will fill vacancies by Lori Grant and Kathy Polk, who chose not to seek reelection. Board members serve three-year terms.
Board members selected Joseph Kahklen as board chairman, Andrea Cadiente-Laiti as vice chair, Trudy Skan as corporate secretary and Randy Wanamaker as treasurer.