BSNC hires new Chief Operating Officer, names Chief Administrative Officer

(Anchorage, Alaska) - Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced Krystal Nelson as its new Chief Operating Officer. Krystal joins the Company with many years of expertise in leading 8(a) operations, finance and business development. Prior to joining BSNC, she served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of four of Ahtna Inc.’s leading subsidiaries.  

“Krystal will be responsible for overseeing corporate and subsidiary operations,” said BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert. “Krystal’s experience and in-depth understanding of operations will complement the strengths of BSNC’s current management and staff and she is a welcome addition to our Executive Team.”  

BSNC’s former Chief Operating Officer Kurt Hermes is now BSNC’s new Chief Administrative Officer. In his new role, Hermes will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring all administrative business activities of BSNC and its family of companies. He will work with a broad range of stakeholders, including subsidiary personnel, clients and employees.  

“Kurt will play an integral role in BSNC’s future by developing and implementing company-wide strategies, a system of measurement of quantifiable goals, and by advocating growth and innovation,” said BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert. “His new role is critical to BSNC’s continued growth and success.” 


BSNC press release