Nicholai E. Lekanoff has served as a Director of OC from 1974 to 1988 and 1991 to 2015 Nicholai was reappointed to the Board of Directors in June of 2016 replacing Sandra Moller who moved into the Director of Operations position for OC, Nicholai’s term will expire in 2017.
Nicholai served as the Corporations Vice President from 2010 to 2013. Nicholai served as a member of the Corporations Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Personnel Committee and is was also the Secretary/Treasurer of Dutch Harbor Development Corporation, Vice President of Little Brazil Corporation and Secretary/Treasurer of Ounalashka Properties, Inc., all wholly owned subsidiaries of OC. To continue to serve the shareholders to his best ability, Nicholai has taken an investment class instructed by Richard L. Davis Jr., for the past five years has attended seminars and classes conducted by Harvey Meier regarding Board duties and responsibilities for Alaska Native corporations and attended an Alaska Native Corporations Board Chair Forum in 2010.
Nicholai has been a Heavy Equipment Operator for the City of Unalaska for the last 28 years and retired in July 2016. Nicholai is also a Qawalangin Tribal Council member and is a Trustee for the Docket 369 through the Qawalangin Tribe.