Executive Team

Executive Team


Gail R. Schubert

President and CEO

Gail Anagick Schubert is the President & CEO of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), an Alaska Native regional corporation serving seventeen villages in the Bering Straits region. She is Inupiaq Eskimo and was born and raised in Unalakleet, Alaska. She serves on a number of boards including the State of Alaska’s Retirement Management Board, the [...]

Richard Foster

Executive Vice President

Richard Foster joined BSNC as vice president of business development in 2004 following a successful 28-year-long career in the U.S. Air Force. From 1996 to 1998, Foster served as command chief (senior enlisted advisor) for the wing commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Other positions include commandant of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy from 1993-1996, [...]

Laura Edmondson

Senior Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer

Laura Edmondson joined BSNC in 2013. She provides strategic and technical financial advice to the president/CEO and board of directors and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting all financial-related activities for the company. Edmondson has more than 20 years of financial, operations and risk management experience. She joined BSNC after serving as manager [...]

Matt Ganley

Vice President of Media and External Affairs

Matt Ganley has worked for BSNC and the Bering Straits Foundation since 1993. He began as a staff anthropologist, became the land manager and then vice president of land and resources. He is now vice president of media and external affairs, working on regional issues related to land management, resource development, cultural preservation and external affairs [...]

Dan Graham

Vice President of Corporate Development

Dan Graham joined BSNC in 2014. Graham’s experience spans nearly 20 years of project management for government and private sector construction, remediation and service work. His background includes management and operational responsibility for large multi-million dollar international programs, implementing strategic plans and policies and facilitating corporate marketing and business development. Graham holds a Bachelor of [...]

Craig Richards

Vice President and General Counsel

Craig Richards serves as BSNC’s Vice President and General Counsel. Richards provides general legal counsel to BSNC and its affiliated companies and oversees legal compliance and risk management. He has more than 16 years of legal experience, including as the Attorney General of the State of Alaska from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that position, [...]

Peggy Hoogendorn

Vice President of Administration

Peggy Hoogendorn joined BSNC in 1982 as assistant stockholder registrar. As vice president of administration, she oversees the shareholder department and manages the Nome headquarters’ administrative functions. Hoogendorn attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Kevin Ivanoff

Vice President of Information Technology

Kevin Ivanoff serves as BSNC’s Vice President of Information Technology (IT). Ivanoff guides the overall technology direction of the Company and its subsidiaries and is responsible for the design, development and implementation of BSNC’s organizational information, network and technology systems. Ivanoff, a BSNC shareholder, joined BSNC in 2008 as its Senior Systems Administrator. He earned [...]

Bill Mendenhall

Vice President of Federal Programs

Bill Mendenhall has nearly 35 years of project management and civil engineering design experience, including petroleum, marine, railroad, sewer, water and hazardous material remediation design. He has supervised the design and/or construction of more than $700 million worth of engineering-related work. Mendenhall has worked with the petroleum industry and private, public and military projects in [...]

Krystal Nelson

Chief Operating Officer

Krystal Nelson joined BSNC in 2014 with more than 18 years of experience working in public and private business sectors managing federal, state and municipal contracts. Her experience includes management of multi-million dollar programs and projects, union negotiations and managing more than 1,200 personnel. As an Alaska state legislative aide, Nelson dealt with federal, state [...]

Larry Pederson

Vice President of Nome Operations

Larry Pederson serves as BSNC’s Vice President of Nome Operations. Pederson is responsible for the corporate and subsidiary operations in Nome. Pederson, a BSNC shareholder, formerly served as BSNC’s Vice President of Lands and Resources. Pederson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He joined the [...]