Elizabeth “Liz” Qualluq Cravalho oversees External and Government Affairs across NANA, and builds key relationships in the public and private sectors. She and her team work to represent and advance NANA’s interests in various areas of policy, including Arctic opportunities, indigenous representation, and initiatives that further NANA’s business goals.
Liz is a NANA shareholder from Kotzebue who has experience advocating for Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) participation in the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program, supporting strategic partnerships, community engagement, and advancing Arctic Policy. Her experience with NANA ranges from working with subsidiary businesses providing services to federal government customers to supporting responsible resource development activities.
In addition to her time at NANA, Liz contributes her time to the Alaska Humanities Forum to support building social bridges across Alaska’s diverse geography, cultures and communities. She served on the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission for two years, where she provided recommendations to the State Legislature on Arctic policy matters. Liz is a former board member of the Kobuk 440 Racing Association, an organization focused on perpetuating the sport and tradition of distance dog mushing in the Arctic. She holds a MS in Organization Development from American University and a BA in History from Colorado College.