Sarah Lukin serves as the senior vice president and chief administration officer, overseeing external and government relations, regional sustainability, corporate communications, corporate administration and operations. Working with the executive leadership team, she supports, organizes, and implements corporate initiatives and strategies.
Prior to joining NANA, Sarah was the chief operating officer of Pt Capital, a private equity firm investing in Arctic-based companies in industry support services, technology, communications and tourism. Eighteen years of her career have been spent working with indigenous businesses across the United States and Canada. She has testified before congressional committees and state legislatures, advocated before federal agencies and the White House, and interviewed with numerous national and regional media outlets.
In the past, Sarah served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and a board member of Afognak Native Corporation. She was also executive director and a board member of the Native American Contractors Association. She has a master's degree from the University of Alaska and a certificate in Alaska native executive leadership from Alaska Pacific University. She received the Alaska Top 40 Under Forty award in 2008, the American Indian Top 40 Under Forty award in 2009, and was awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship for transatlantic leadership in 2013.
Sarah is Alutiiq from the Native village of Port Lions. She is a shareholder of Koniag, Inc. and Afognak Native Corporation as well as a tribal member of the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions.