(Anchorage, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced the promotion of BSNC shareholder Larry Pederson to Vice President of Lands and Natural Resources. In his new role, Pederson is responsible for establishing and maintaining goals and objectives for the development of BSNC’s mineral and land resources, ensuring that all land transfer programs via ANCSA and ANILCA entitlements are obtained, and overseeing administrative functions related to meeting the goals and objectives of the Land and Resources Department.
“I welcome Larry into his new role,” said BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert. “I look forward to BSNC continuing to benefit from his experience, commitment to our region and expertise.”
Pederson formerly served as BSNC’s Land and Resources Manager. Pederson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He joined the Company with more than 8 years of experience in environmental contracting and management. In addition to his employment with BSNC, Pederson is currently the president of Council Native Corporation and chair of the Nome Planning Commission and Golovin Bay Watershed Alliance.
“I am excited to start my new position as VP of Lands and Resources,” said Pederson. “I look forward to continuing to serve BSNC shareholders through my work at the Company.”