Curtis McQueen is chief executive officer of Eklutna Inc. He joined the Eklutna family in February 2005 as communications and shareholder relations manager and became CEO two years later. Eklutna Inc. is the Alaska Native village corporation for Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough — and the largest private landowner in both communities. McQueen leads the executive team and business operations, community involvement, and legal and financial matters. He also oversees all subsidiaries including 8(a), real estate, natural resources and construction. McQueen is Tlingit and was formally adopted by the region’s Dena’ina people at the 2014 Powwow.
He brings more than 32 years of experience in business, communications, project and construction management, administrative management and governmental affairs. He also previously worked in business development for his tribe, Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
He serves on the boards for Great Land Trust, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association. He also is on the advisory board for the University of Alaska Anchorage Rasmuson Chair of Economics, and he serves on a subcommittee for Associated General Contractors of Alaska.
McQueen and his wife, Joan, have two grown children.