Andrew Guy

President/Chief Executive Officer

Born and raised in Napaskiak, Alaska, Andrew grew up speaking Yup’ik and learned English like many other children when they were sent away to school. Years later, he started as an intern at a Calista Corporation subsidiary doing research and financial analyses. He earned a degree in business administration from University of Alaska Fairbanks and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law. He served on the Board of Directors and also worked as the Vice President of Yulista Management Services. He then joined Calista’s executive team as general counsel, involving him in the corporation’s contract negotiations and business enterprises. Andrew Guy was promoted by the Board of Directors to President/CEO of Calista in 2010, 26 years after first serving as an intern.

Sharon Lechner

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon has a rich history in Alaska. She served as Bristol Industries LLC CFO and CFO for the Municipality of Anchorage. She attended University of Washington where she earned a bachelor’s and an MBA.  

Kyle Smith

General Counsel

Following growth in a law firm and serving as an assistant attorney general, Kyle Smith has extensive experience in the resource industry. He has served with ConocoPhillips, BP Exploration (Alaska), Continental Resources, Inc., and others. Kyle earned a double-major from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming, College of Law.

Terrance Pearson

Chief Information Officer

Terrance Pearson has over 28 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology. At Calista, he is responsible for establishing the vision, strategy and systems to ensure the compliant, secure and effective user experience as it relates to IT infrastructure. Terrance previously served as the Systems and Communications Division Manager at Municipal Light & Power, an enterprise of the Municipality of Anchorage. He earned a BS in Engineering Design from East Tennessee State University.

TJ Alinen

Vice President, Human Resources

As the Vice President of Human Resources at Calista, TJ Alinen is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of human resources. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s in Business Administration. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). Prior to joining Calista in 2018, Alinen was responsible for directing human resources at Denali Federal Credit Union.

Alba Brice

Director, Business Development

Alba Brice’s primary role is to foster Calista’s relationship with Donlin Gold, maximize opportunities for Calista subsidiaries and Shareholders, and promote Calista’s rural energy priorities within the Region. Prior to working at Calista, Alba maintained executive roles at Brice Companies. Born in Fairbanks, Alba earned a BA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and enjoys downhill skiing and ice hockey.