Juneau-based Native Corporation Goldbelt, Inc. has a new president and CEO.
Bob Loiselle will join the company later this month, Goldbelt’s Board of Directors announced today (Tuesday).
Loiselle has 30 years’ experience in Alaska, including 10 years as president and CEO of Sitka’s Shee Atika Native Corporation, from 1999 to 2009. Since leaving Shee Atika he’s been general manager of Orca International Management – a subsidiary of Eyak Corporation, as well as a consultant to various Native corporations and government contractors.
Goldbelt’s previous president and CEO, Gary Droubay, retired last June after more than a dozen years with the company. Elliott “Chuck” Wimberly had been interim chief executive since then.
Loiselle inherits a company that has enjoyed success in the government contracting arena. According to annual reports, Goldbelt recorded positive net income every year from 2003 to 2010, while gross revenue from contracting grew from less than 20-million dollars a year to about 132-million. The company employs about 187 people in Juneau and has contracting operations in nearly every state.
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