Calista Corporation Announces 2022 Online Early Bird Proxy Prize Winners

Over 30 Percent of Eligible Shareholders Qualified for $17,500 in Prizes

May 23, 2022

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Seven Calista Corporation Shareholders are winners in the first round of Early Bird proxy prizes for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. All proxy prize winners are randomly drawn by Sramek Hightower, a certified public accounting firm in Anchorage that serves as the Inspector of Elections.

Over 8,500 Shareholders who cast their proxy votes online by 5pm on May 18 qualified for the 2022 Online Early Bird prizes. The winners are:

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  • $10,000 Prize – Rhonda M. McKindy (Anchorage)
  • $2,500 Prize – Ida L. Nash (Chevak)
  • $1,000 Prize
    • Nicolette L. Barnes (Kenai)
    • Thomas B. Charles (Las Vegas, NV)
    • Carlton J. Johnson (St. Mary’s)
    • Blaine J. Mochin (Nunapitchuk)
    • Theodora N. Sipary (Napaskiak)

About 1 in 4 Elders have voted online, and more than 6 in 10 voters have finished in less than 3 minutes. Shareholders who voted online by the May 18 deadline also automatically qualified for all remaining rounds of prizes.

The deadline for the next round of prizes—the Regular Early Bird drawings—is 5pm on Wednesday, May 25. All valid paper and online proxies received by this deadline qualify. There are 7 prizes totaling $17,500. The deadline for the final round of proxy prizes is 5pm on Tuesday, May 31 (all times AKDT). 

“Voting at requires a unique PIN code, and this year we introduced an easy way for Shareholders to look up their individual PINs at,” said Thom Aparuk Leonard, vice president of corporate affairs. “Voting online uses less data than Facebook and can easily be done with a smartphone.”

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

Calista Corporation has over 35,100 Alaska Native 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 $5.9 million in scholarships to its Shareholders and Descendants. Since inception, Calista has declared over $108.3 million in distributions to Shareholders, including $9.2 million in Elders’ Benefit Program distributions. Calista can be found on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (