In December 2013, Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative, Inc. welcomed Calista Shareholder Tiffany Zulkosky as its new executive director. Tiffany grew up in Bethel and brings several years of high-level leadership experience, including her most recent position as the west area director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. She has also served as the rural director for U.S. Senator Mark Begich, the mayor of Bethel and was named as one of Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2012. Tiffany also received a Calista Heritage Foundation scholarship.
“I am honored to join the team and look forward to serving my home Region in this new capacity,” Tiffany said. In her new role at Nuvista, Tiffany will be working to bring affordable energy solutions to her home. “It is a passion of mine to see how we can develop communities and infrastructure that will be responsible and long-lasting.”
Nuvista’s mission is to improve the energy economics in the Calista Region by creating energy generation and transmission infrastructure. Through this goal, Nuvista will serve, connect and enable the Region to attain affordable, long-term energy sustainability and self-sufficiency.
“In rural Alaska the high cost of energy impacts nearly every facet of our lives, from the cost of living to our ability to subsist. I believe Nuvista is well-equipped to help address some of those challenges,” Tiffany said.
Tiffany’s first few months as executive director were busy with the legislative session in full swing but she was excited about advocating on behalf of her Region.