ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 13, 2012 -- Alaska Communications today announced the election of Margaret L. "Margie" Brown to its board of directors.
Brown is president and chief executive officer of CIRI, an Alaska Native corporation. Brown became president and chief executive officer of CIRI in 2005 after holding several management positions beginning in 1976. During her tenure, CIRI has developed a reputation for disciplined growth, with diversified interests in energy development, construction services, environmental services, real estate investment and management, tourism and hospitality, telecommunications, aerospace defense and venture capital investment.
In addition, Brown serves on the national board of The Trust for Public Land, the Student Conservation Association and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. She also serves on advisory boards for Alaska Airlines and the University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Oregon and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.