Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Main Ballroom
Enjoy a four-course, indigenized dinner prepared by Chef Robert Kineen (Tlingit).
This year's Gala emcees are Tabetha Toloff (Athabascan) and Jeff Kinneeveauk (Iñupiaq).
The evening will feature entertainment as well as a silent and live auction.
First Alaskans Institute will recognize Alaska Native peoples and our friends by announcing the honorees of The Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Awards.
Black tie or cultural regalia.
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Jeff Kinneeveauk is President and Chief Executive Officer of ASRC Energy Services. He has worked for ASRC Energy Services (AES) for more than 20 years, and has held management positions with AES and ASRC subsidiaries for more than 15 years.
At AES he has served as Senior Vice President of Operations & Maintenance and was the Senior Vice President of Shareholder Programs. In addition, Jeff’s previous experience also includes construction of a USAID office building in Nairobi, Kenya, for ASRC Constructors, Inc., an ASRC subsidiary based out of Washington, D.C. He also was project manager for an exploration drilling project with E&P Technology, a subsidiary of ASRC Energy Services.
Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in physics with an emphasis in engineering from Northwest Nazarene University and has completed industry-related management programs. Currently, Jeff serves as Chairman of the Board at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and on the board of the Foraker Group.
Tabetha Toloff joined Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 2011 as the Alaska Native Program Director. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance Alyeska’s Alaska Native Program and for ensuring Alyeska and its Contractors meet the commitments established in the Alaska Native Utilization Agreement (ANUA).
Toloff earned undergraduate degrees in Business and Organizational Management from the University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She serves on boards and committees for Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, Alaska Native Professional Association, The Bering Straits Foundation, Alaska Native Shareholder Development Action Group, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, and University of Alaska's Alaska Native Studies Program. Toloff is a shareholder of CIRI and Bering Straits Native Corporation and actively engaged in furthering the missions of both corporations.
Toloff, her husband Carl Norman, and their three children are lifelong Alaskans committed to enjoying all Alaska has to offer and spending quality time with family and friends.