BSNC is pleased to announce the election of Cindy Towarak Massie as chair of the Board of Directors. Massie has served on the BSNC Board of Directors since 2019.
Massie, who grew up in Unalakleet, is the daughter of the late Clarence and Guerie Towarak. Her Inupiaq name is Aġnaqhiq after her great-grandmother. Massie graduated from Covenant High School in Unalakleet and attended Seattle Pacific University. Massie’s past leadership roles include co-founding Outdoor Channel Holdings, a multimedia company that traded on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
“I am pleased to announce Cindy’s election as BSNC Board Chair,” said Gail R. Schubert, BSNC President & CEO. “Cindy’s long history of successful entrepreneurial leadership, coupled with her demonstrated commitment to Our People, make her an ideal person for this role. I look forward to working closely with Cindy to ensure that BSNC continues making a positive impact for its shareholders, our region and Alaska.”
Massie is also a former owner of Winnercom Inc., a production and program development company responsible for 13 Emmy Awards, and Skycam, which developed a cable suspended camera system for sports coverage. She is also the president of the Thomas and Cindy Massie Foundation. In 2018, Massie and her husband Tom were awarded the Alaska Federation of Natives Small Business Award for their generous philanthropic efforts advancing causes in Alaska.
“I am honored to take on this role and thank the BSNC Board of Directors for their support,” said BSNC Chair Cindy Massie. “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and selfless group of leaders to help guide our Corporation. As we look to the future, it is clear that we will have to rise to meet a multitude of challenges. I strongly encourage all our shareholders to participate in BSNC to the fullest. Take part in our communities, participate in our shareholder meetings and share your thoughts. Together our joint ideas and our joint commitment will bring opportunity. I hope to share my sense of optimism for what we can do as a Corporation to bring the health and well-being of Our People and communities into a bright future.”
Massie looks forward to partnering with the management team on a strategy of growth that balances sustainability with profitability while preserving BSNC’s core mission. She would also like to thank Gail Schubert for her dedication to BSNC as an outstanding professional, a strong advocate and a credible voice for change and improvement.