August 6, 2012 - (Nome, Alaska). Bering Straits Native Corporation has added two new members to its executive team. Leslie Williams has been named Chief Financial Officer and Kurt Hermes has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Williams has been BSNC’s interim CFO since November 2011. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, has a Master's Degree in contract management and more than 23 years professional experience in federal contracting. She has worked as a financial consultant for BSNC since 2008, providing staff augmentation, software implementation services and government contracting consulting services. Williams also spent eight years as CFO at Chenega Corp.
Hermes has been with BSNC for four years as a project estimator and in other capacities related to management and financial control. He has worked in construction and project management since he was in high school and continued as project manager while obtaining a Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Hermes spent five years at the Municipality of Anchorage managing department budgets and a multitude of maintenance contracts. He also spent time estimating and managing projects for the Bethel Native Corporation and Chugach Alaska Corporation before joining BSNC in 2008.