Calista Corporation Board-endorsed candidates Paul George Guy and Johnnie Evan have 29 years of combined board service.

Vote for Option 1* to keep them on the Board and help continue Calista’s increased Shareholder benefits, continued transparency and increased growth.

Read the sections below to see some results of Paul George Guy and Johnnie Evan partnerships with fellow Board Directors and Calista management.

To vote online, go to CalistaVote.com*. Choose the Board-endorsed Option 1 to vote for Guy’s and Evan’s trusted leadership.

* Voting begins May 24, or when you receive your voting materials.

2019 Board Slate P George Guy and Johnnie Evan

  • Endorsements (updated 6/7)

    From Martin B. Moore, Sr.

    From John Angaiak

    From Earl Atchak and Franklin Matchian

     

    From Stephen Maxie

  • Calista's Strong Growth

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

    Vote Option 1 to keep these successes going.

    Profits (Net Income)

    Shareholders’ Equity (all assets – all liabilities)

    Revenues

     

  • Shareholder Benefits

    Since Calista was formed, there have been a total of 30 dividends and distributions totaling over $71 Million! 

    Vote Option 1 to keep these successes going.

    Increasing Shareholder dividends and distributions

    Increasing Elder distributions

     

     

  • About Johnnie Evan

    Johnnie Evan, age 61, (Tuntutuliak, Alaska) is a shareholder of Calista Corporation and has served on Calista’s Board since 2013. Mr. Evan has no family relationship (defined as parents, spouse, children or siblings by blood or adoption) with any Director or Officer of Calista Corporation or any of its subsidiaries, or with any other Director candidate.

    Personal Statement

    I have served on the Calista Board since 2013. Many times, I put my feet in the shoes of the Shareholders before making a decision, and I will continue to do that the benefit of the corporation. Quyana for your support in the last two terms as your representative on the Calista Board.

    Calista Corporation Experience

    Mr. Evan attended 100% of Board meetings (11 of 11) and attended 88% of his committee meetings (21 of 24) for an aggregate attendance of 91% during the past year. He is Secretary of the Board and a member of the Audit/Finance/Investment Committee and Corporate Governance, Employee & Compensation Committee. He also serves as the Chair of the Board of Calista Education and Culture, Inc., and as a Member Representative of Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative, Inc. Mr. Evan has previously served on various Calista and affiliate committees including the Akilista Fund Committee, Corporate Governance, Employee & Compensation Committee, Proxy Committee, Shareholder Relations Committee and Audit/Finance/Investment Committee.

    Education

    He graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in 1975 and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development with an emphasis in Business Management/ Administration, 1997.

    He is a Retired Major – Infantry, AK-ARNG. During his military service, Mr. Evan attended the Alaska Military Academy, Infantry School, and Command and General Staff College Correspondence Course. He also received numerous Decorations, Service Medals, and Badges.

    Other Work Experience

    Mr. Evan served as the Tuntutuliak Traditional Council President from 2014 to March 2017, is CEO and former Board Chair (2016) of Qinarmiut Corporation and has served as the Tribal Services Director for the Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”). His previous experience includes Local Government Specialist III/Rural Small Business Advisor for the State of Alaska, 1999-2005; Special Education Aide, Teacher Aide, STEP-Star School Coordinator, and Coach for Lewis Angapak Memorial School at Tuntutuliak, 1987-1995. 

  • About Paul George Guy

    Paul George Guy, age 54, (Kwethluk, Alaska) is a shareholder of Calista Corporation and Kwethluk, Inc. Mr. Guy has no family relationship (defined as spouse, parents, children or siblings by blood or adoption) with any Director or officer of Calista or any of its subsidiaries, or with any other Director candidate.

    Personal Statement

    It has been an honor serving Calista’s shareholders as your Board member. Challenges and opportunities in the corporate world endure in Calista’s operations. I worked hard to ensure that Calista’s financing and investing decisions are in accordance with proper due diligence, through the Corporation’s vision, mission statement and strategic planning. The Board and management work together with the strong support of the Shareholders to overcome various obstacles by focusing on the best interest of Shareholders and their Corporation. Thank you for your support, I look forward to continuing to serve the Shareholders.

    Calista Corporation Experience

    He has served on the Calista Board since 1998. Mr. Guy attended 100% of Board meetings (11 of 11) and attended 84% of his committee meetings (16 of 19) for an aggregate attendance of 89% during the past year. He serves on the Corporate Governance, Employee & Compensation Committee and the Audit/Finance/Investment Committee, and he is a Calista Member Representative to Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative, Inc. He has previously served as Calista Chair, Vice-Chair, and on various Calista committees including the Audit/Finance/Investment Committee, Akilista Fund Committee, Proxy Committee, Corporate Governance, Employee & Compensation Committee, Ethics Committee, Shareholder Relations Committee, Board Structure Committee, and Directors’ Committee. 

    Education

    Mr. Guy graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in 1982. He also took business administration classes at Anchorage Community College, 1982-1983, and at UAF, Kuskokwim Campus, 1990.

    From 1992-1994, Mr. Guy attended the Alaska Institute of Military Science studying Leadership Development and taking Non-Commissioned Officer courses. Since 1990, Mr. Guy has attended various workshops in personnel law, economics, leadership roles, rights of way, land, computers, and business and accounting seminars.

    Other Work Experience

    Mr. Guy has been employed by Kwethluk, Inc. as its business manager from 1989 to the present. His other experiences and affiliations include service on Kwethluk, Inc. Board of Directors; Chair of the Kwethluk Advisory School Board from 2010-2015; Chair, Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Bethel Broadcasting, Inc. Board of Directors; WAVE Fund; Kwethluk Tribal Resident Council; WAVE Telecommunications, Inc.; North Star Gas, LLC Executive Board; Yukon-Kuskokwim Economic Development Council Director; and service in the Alaska Army National Guard as an Infantryman, earning the rank of Sergeant E5, 1985-94.

  • 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 ancsa@alaska.gov.

    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 Paul George Guy for Unit 4 and Johnnie Evan for Unit 5, and recommends you vote for them. The Board-endorsed candidate for Unit 6 withdrew prior to the printing of the proxy materials. Biographical information and a personal statement from each candidate are provided in the Proxy Statement and are also available if you vote online at www.calistavote.com.

    Can I vote for just one 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 candidate. You can also check Option 2 and cast all of your votes for just one of the 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.