FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska—Bristol Bay Native Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark D. Nelson as President and Chief Executive Officer of BBNC’s newly-formed oilfield and industrial services holding company.
Nelson holds a law degree from Stanford University and a B.A. from the University of Alabama. In addition, Nelson brings many years of industry experience and knowledge to his new position. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas, at Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company in the electric power and oil and gas industries with offices across the nation and around the world. Prior to that, Nelson spent five years at ASRC Energy Services, serving as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.
As President and CEO of BBNC’s new holding company, Nelson will provide the strategic leadership and operational oversight necessary to ensure the financial and operational success of BBNC’s oilfield and industrial services business line, which currently includes wholly owned subsidiaries CCI Industrial Services, Kakivik Asset Management, and Peak Oilfield Service Company.
“With Mark’s diversity of background, experience and wealth of knowledge in the oil and gas industry, he is uniquely poised to lead and guide BBNC’s oilfield and industrial services business line to a new level of growth and diversification,” said Jason Metrokin, BBNC President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to have Mark join the BBNC family of companies.”
Nelson begins his new role at BBNC today, Monday, June 8, 2015.
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its more than 10,000 shareholders—the Eskimo, Indian, and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.