Dec. 19, 2014
Calista Corporation Welcomes Paskvan as General Counsel
Bonnie Paskvan Brings Extensive Alaskan Experience
(Anchorage, Alaska) – Calista Corporation is pleased to announce Bonnie J. Paskvan as the new General Counsel. As Calista’s lead counsel, Paskvan will work closely with its subsidiaries, executive leadership team and the Board of Directors. She is responsible for meeting and addressing Calista’s wide breadth of legal and compliance needs for the Corporation and its more than 35 subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Paskvan previously served as The Alaska Wireless Network’s Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel. Additionally, she was Corporate Counsel for GCI and its subsidiaries for more than two decades.
“Calista will fully utilize Paskvan’s legal and business development experience in the technology industry, and her work with state and federal regulators,” said Calista Corporation President/CEO Andrew Guy. “She also brings real estate and business acquisition knowledge, just two of the areas Calista targets for steady growth.”
Paskvan earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University and Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School. Her community involvement includes serving as co-chair for the Alaska Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section and serving on the Board for the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers.
The second largest of the original 13 Alaska Native Corporations, Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents approximately 12,900 Shareholders. The Calista region encompasses more than 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $3.7 million in scholarships and since inception more than $29.8 million in dividends and Elders’ Benefit Program distributions to its Shareholders and Descendants.
Calista Corporation is the parent company of more than 35 subsidiaries in the following industries: military defense contracting, construction, communications, real estate, environmental and natural resource development, and information technology and media services. Calista can be found on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like more information or to schedule an interview, click here to go to our Contact Us page.