Calista Corporation Board-endorsed candidates Margaret Pohjola (Phillips), Willie Kasayulie, Earl D. Samuelson, Sr., and Nick P. Andrew, Jr. have 70+ years combined of Tribal, board and non-profit experience.

Vote for Option 1 to elect these experienced candidates and support:

  • Dividend Growth
  • Consistent Revenues
  • Increased Profits

Deadline: Vote at by Tuesday, May 30 at 5 p.m., Alaska Daylight Time

  • Calista’s Financial Performance

    Due to strong leadership on the Board and the Board’s strong partnership with the management, Calista has experienced exceptional financial performance.

    Vote Option 1 to keep these successes going.

    Revenue, Assets, and Shareholders’ Equity (all assets minus all liabilities)



  • Shareholder Benefits

    Vote Option 1 to keep these successes going.

    Increasing Shareholder dividends and distributions


    Increasing Elder distributions


  • FAQs on Campaigning and Endorsements

    As a Shareholder, can I campaign for any candidate of my choosing on social media?

    Yes. However, please be aware that Alaska law requires any person who distributes materials (posts, comments or shares) relating to proxy solicitations to at least 30 Alaska resident Shareholders must send the materials to the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities at the same time the materials are distributed to Shareholders.

    This includes any materials published on the Internet. Shareholders may meet this legal requirement by emailing the proxy materials to

    Why are there Board-endorsed candidates this year?

    Calista is growing fast, consistently profitable, and has been increasing the amount of distributions and other benefits paid to Shareholders. The Calista Board decided it would be good to let Shareholders know if the Board endorsed one or more candidates, in order to give Shareholders a way to express support for Calista’s continued growth, profitability and payment of benefits to Shareholders.

    Is it legal for the Board to endorse one or more board candidates?

    Yes, Alaska law permits ANCSA corporation boards to endorse candidates. Top-performing corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, often endorse board candidates.

    I don’t know any of the candidates. Who should I vote for?

    The Calista Board endorses candidates Margaret Pohjola (Phillips) for Unit 7, Willie Kasayulie for Unit 8, Earl D. Samuelson, Sr. for Unit 9, and Nick P. Andrew, Jr. for Unit 10, and recommends you vote for them.

    Biographical information and a personal statement from each candidate are provided in the Proxy Statement and are also available if you vote online at

    Can I vote for only a few of the Board-endorsed candidates?

    Yes. The Proxy Form distributed by the Board provides two options for the election of directors. If you check Option 1, all your votes will be voted for the Board-endorsed candidates. However, if you mark a line through one of the candidates’ name in Option 1, none of your votes will be voted for that candidate, and all of your votes will be allocated to the other Board-endorsed candidates.

    Who sees the votes?

    All proxy votes and ballots are received, verified, and counted by an independent Inspector of Elections (Sramek-Hightower, a CPA firm, not Calista staff). The postage-paid envelope is preaddressed to them.

    All proxy prize winners are also randomly drawn by the Inspector of Elections.