Goldbelt Wins GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract Award

For Immediate Release                                                                                                         

Juneau, Alaska – Goldbelt, Incorporated is pleased to announce it has been selected by the GSA to perform work under the 8(a) STARS II contract. The 8(a) STARS II contract is designed to provide simple to complex IT solutions for the Federal Government such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPVS, Web 2.0, and more. The performance period is five years with one five-year extension. The ceiling over 10 years of work for this contract is $10 billion.


The Goldbelt family of companies that will work on this contract include Hawk, C6, Peregrine Technical Solutions, and Nisga’a Data Systems.


“We are excited to be recognized as a premier service and products provider by our clients,” Chuck Wimberly, President and CEO of Goldbelt, said. “This is the largest contract Goldbelt has competed for and won. We are ready to continue exceeding the expectations of our customers and growing our business.”


Federal agencies can leverage the STARS II contract for services in the following functional areas: Custom Computer Programming, Computer Systems Design, Computer Facilities Management, and Other Computer Related Services. The 8(a) STARS II allows for 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency, pre-competed, easy-to-use contracting, with access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers. It has shortened procurement lead times and a lower user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractors’ ceiling prices.


Goldbelt has 21 operating units doing business in all 50 states and holds more than 30,000 acres of land in Southeast Alaska. The company sells goods and services in the transportation, internet technology, construction, tourism, and other industries.


Headquartered in Juneau, Goldbelt, Inc. has more than 3,600 shareholders and was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.  


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NEW HR Director

Good morning everyone!

I am pleased to announce Nadja Kookesh as the new HR Director for Alaska. Nadja brings a wealth of experience and a clear understanding of our shareholder hire goals and objectives. Please join me in congratulating her in this new leadership role.

I look forward to working with Nadja, and the entire Goldbelt team to continue the success we have seen in 2016. We must continue to work together and build each other up to develop a strong and healthy Goldbelt team.

Thank you so much for all you do to make Goldbelt a successful company!

McHugh Pierre
Vice President of Alaska Operations

Goldbelt Announced New CEO


During a July 9 shareholders meeting, the Native Corporation announced Elliot “Chuck” Wimberly would serve as its President and CEO, a position Wimberly has held in the interim since January.

Wimberly previously served as Goldbelt’s Senior Vice President since 2010 and filled the President and CEO role in the interim in 2011.

 “Chuck’s ability to lead our company is well-proven and he stood out through the interview process as the best candidate to accomplish the lofty goals set by the Board of Directors,” said Joseph Kahklen, Goldbelt Board Chairman, in a statement.

Wimberly brings with him 10 years of experience as a senior executive with Alaska Native Corporations, read his statement.

“I am excited to lead Goldbelt to new heights,” Wimberly said. “We have a strong team of dedicated employees who are focused on accomplishing the results set out by the board.”

Goldbelt shareholders also elected three directors to its board from a slate of 10 candidates. Incumbent Trudy Skan won reelection, and Lisa-Marie Ikonomov and Derek Duncan will be newcomers to the board. Ikonomov and Duncan will fill vacancies by Lori Grant and Kathy Polk, who chose not to seek reelection. Board members serve three-year terms.

Board members selected Joseph Kahklen as Board Chairman, Andrea Cadiente-Laiti as Vice Chair, Trudy Skan as Corporate Secretary and Randy Wanamaker as Treasurer.


Below are the total votes each candidate received:

Bill Abbott 27,718
Todd Patrick Antioquia 40,601
Gail Marie Dabaluz 34,536
Lisa-Marie Ikonomov 102,484
Ursula Jones 6,131
Mike Mann 13,921
Paul Marks 41,618
Lillian Petershoare 45,525
Trudy Ann Skan 51,574


On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to thank the shareholders who voted and attended the 42nd Annual Meeting, it was great to see you!



Goldbelt is named after a richly mineralized zone in Southeast Alaska that encompasses the corporation’s land holdings encompasses approximately 33,000 acres of land.

After the passage of ANCSA in 1971, the corporation selected 33,000 acres of lands initially chosen for timber and strategic value.  Goldbelt’s land holdings include: 

Hobart Bay—Goldbelt owns approximately 30,000 acres of land in and around Hobart Bay which is located on the mainland about 70 miles south of Juneau. Logging ended in 1999. With abundant regrowth of young spruce and hemlock trees, Goldbelt has been actively commercial thinning to promote a health forest regrowth.

Goldbelt is also in the experimental stages in aqua farming exploration and has planted 80,000 geoduck (gooy duck)  seed. Geoduck is a large long-neck clam that’s popular in Asian markets.

Echo Cove – Goldbelt owns approximately 1,400 acres of land completely surrounding Echo Cove with the exception of 5.5 acres traded to the City & Borough of Juneau for use as a launch ramp and parking area. Echo Cove is located 40 miles north of Juneau at the end of the paved road and is one of the more beautiful areas in the area. In 2013, the extension of the Glacier Highway was dedicated. Goldbelt continues to work on plans for the development of a marine facility at Cascade Point—just north of Echo Cove—that will be used for transportation of mine workers across Berners Bay. Moreover, we expect a road will eventually be built out of Juneau and that will provide many more opportunities.

West Douglas – Goldbelt owns approximately 1,600 acres of coastal lands on the west side of Douglas Island from Outer Point to south of Point Hilda. The City & Borough of Juneau is currently applying for an Army Corps of Engineering Permit to build a pioneer road that will eventually extend the North Douglas Highway and opening up new areas for future development and wilderness recreation. 

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Goldbelt, Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. Incorporated on January 4, 1974 as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Goldbelt's primary purpose is to manage assets and conduct business for the benefit of its more than 3,600 shareholders.

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