Doyon selects Williams as its president
Orie Williams, formerly of Nenana, will fill the vacancy left by Rosemarie Maher, who died of a heart attack July 6.
"Most of us who came of age in the early days of the Native land claims and the emergence of Native ’self-determination’ can only dream of leading our regional corporations," Williams, 56, said in a corporation press release. "I have prepared for this all my life," he added.
Doyon’s board of directors selected Williams during a special meeting in Anchorage on Jan. 5.
Williams leaves his position as executive vice president of the Bethel-based Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. He has held that position for more than 11 years.
Williams begins his new job Feb. 18.