Our TKC Staff and Leaders are dedicated to enriching the lives of TKC’s shareholders and descendants by making viable business decisions that will enhance our land, culture and the lives of our people.
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) Board of Directors appointed Sam Boyle to serve as TKC’s Interim President and CEO on February 1, 2019. He previously served as: TKC’s Chief Operating Officer since March 2014, as TKC subsidiary Tumeq’s CEO since its creation in January 2010 and as CEO of TKC Aerospace beginning in 2005.
Sam grew up in Oklahoma and served in both the Marine Corps and Air Force. He was stationed at Eielson AFB for four years in the early 1980’s. After his service, he received a degree in business, built a management consulting company and then co-founded an Internet company. He joined TKC in 2005 as the founder of TKC Aerospace. Sam has been married to Cheryl for almost 30 years and they have four children. Their home is near Charleston, SC.
Race McCleery is The Kuskokwim Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and subsidiary Tumeq’s CFO. Race has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. His experience includes both public and private accounting and extensive experience with companies that focus on both commercial and government business in various industries. Over half of his professional experience has been with Alaska Native companies. Race graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1989.
Andrea Gusty is the daughter of Cheryl Jerabek of Aniak and Andrew Gusty Sr. of Stony River. Yup’ik and Athabascan, Andrea is a TKC Class B shareholder and a Tribal member of Aniak. Andrea graduated from Aniak High School in 2001 and received Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2005.
After college, Andrea returned home to Alaska to work as an investigative news reporter and anchor for KTVA CBS 11 News in Anchorage. Andrea was hired by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in 2011 to be her Alaska Communications Director. Wanting to do more for the people of the Kuskokwim region and their descendants, Andrea began working for TKC in April 2014.
Andrea has been married to Clinton Bennett since 2011 and their sons Wilson Andrew and Randell Charlton are TKC Class B Shareholders.
Katie graduated from high school in Polson, Montana and moved to Alaska 14 years ago to pursue an education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and has held a CPA license since 2008. Katie spent six years as an auditor at Mikunda Cottrell & Co., an Anchorage accounting firm, where she worked on the TKC financial statement audit for three years before she was hired on as TKC’s controller. She has been with TKC since June of 2011.Katie is married to Jay Dodson, and they have one daughter, Charlotte, who is three years old.
Desiree Gill is the human resource and payroll manager for TKC and Tumeq family of Companies. Desiree joined TKC in 2014. She has 20-plus years of experience in human resource, payroll & benefits. Prior to working for TKC, Desiree served 10 years as director of payroll for the government sector of NANA under Akima.
Desiree is an active member of the Northern Lights Payroll Association, American Payroll Association and Society of Human Resource Management. Desiree is a Certified Payroll Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Studies with a minor in Communication from Southern Oregon University.
She enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering for Girls Scouts, Dimond High PTSA and TomoNoKai (Japanese Parent organization). Desiree has been married to Jonathan Gill since 1993 and has 2 children, Alex & Delaney Gill, who are 5th generation Alaskans.