Calista Corporation Announces Second Round of 2021 Proxy Prize Winners

Nearly 10,000 Shareholders Qualified for $21,500 in Prizes

June 17, 2021

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Eleven Calista Corporation Shareholders are winners in the regular Early Bird proxy prizes for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Nearly 10,000 Shareholders who cast their proxy votes by 5pm on June 14, qualified for the 2021 regular Early Bird prizes. The winners are:

  • $10,000 Prize – Adam N. Andrew, Sr. (Kasigluk)
  • $2,500 Prize – Sophie R. Chaliak (Bethel)
  • $1,000 Prize –
    • Dominica M.J. Strongheart (Nunam Iqua)
    • Harold M. Hoelscher (Hooper Bay)
    • Joey Miller (Bethel)
    • John A. Foster (Quinhagak)
    • Melanie M. Moses (Toksook Bay)
    • Michael G. Sheppard, Jr. (Mountain Village)
    • Natalia F. Parent (Marshall)
    • Pauline E. Smith (Fairbanks)
    • Tracy A. Shield (Fairbanks)

Valid online proxies cast at and paper proxy votes qualified. All proxy prize winners are randomly drawn by Sramek Hightower, a certified public accounting firm in Anchorage that serves as the Inspector of Elections.

About half of all eligible voting Shareholders from the Region cast their vote before the June 14 deadline. Over 7 in 10 Shareholders voted online, and more than 6 in 10 voters have finished in less than 3 minutes.

The deadline for the final rounds of prizes—the Online and Regular Proxy Prize drawings—is 5pm on Monday, June 28. All valid online proxies received by this deadline qualify for the Online Regular Proxy Prizes; and all valid paper and online proxies received by this deadline qualify for the Regular Proxy Prizes. There are 10 combined prizes for the last two drawings totaling $17,000.

“All valid proxy votes must be received by the June 28 deadline to qualify for elections this year. Shareholders who have misplaced their PIN can contact Sramek-Hightower at 907-677-3320. The PIN will also allow Shareholders to view the Annual Meeting,” said Thom Aparuk Leonard, director of communications and Shareholder Services.

The Calista Annual Meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021, will be virtual via (held by electronic communication on the Internet), due to the ongoing pandemic. Shareholders are encouraged to save their individual PIN to view the virtual meeting.

Proxy prizes are only awarded if enough Shareholders vote and quorum is reached. This makes the Annual Meeting valid. Updates and details are posted at

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Calista Corporation has over 33,700 Shareholders and is the parent company of more than 30 subsidiaries in the following industries: defense contracting, construction, real estate, environmental services, natural resource development, marine transportation, oilfield services, and heavy equipment sales, service and rentals. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $5.5 million in scholarships to its Shareholders and Descendants. Since inception, Calista has declared more than $85.9 million in dividends and distributions, and $8.2 million in Elders’ Benefit Program distributions to Shareholders. Calista can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.