For immediate release
Oct. 21, 2020
Contact: Lisa Demer, 907-545-3555 (cell)

Anchorage, AK – An accomplished financial executive has joined Rasmuson Foundation to serve as vice president of finance and administration. Julee Farley is a long-time Alaskan who brings more than 25 years of management, finance and accounting experience to the Foundation.

She will be part of the Foundation’s Leadership Team and will oversee finances, IT, human resources, facilities and all other administrative operations.

For the last 15 years, Farley has worked for Alaska Permanent Capital Management including as chief compliance officer. She previously worked for Alaska Native corporations — Cook Inlet Region Inc. and then Arctic Slope Regional Corp. — and as an auditor with KPMG. At Alaska Permanent Capital Management, she was responsible for reporting and compliance related to managed assets of $3 billion. She led changes that ensured the firm’s operations were in line with those of financial institutions headquartered far from Alaska and helped APCM become a market leader for Alaskans looking for fiduciary-based investment advice. Farley is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst.

“We conducted a nationwide search for Julee’s position. We are delighted that we found the ideal candidate right in our backyard. Her experience and skills are stellar, and her own commitment to uplifting fellow Alaskans makes her a great fit for the Foundation,” said Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation president and CEO.

Farley came to Alaska nearly 30 years ago on an adventurous whim and stayed, as so many do. She is a member of the Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa-Cree in Montana. She serves as treasurer of the University of Alaska Foundation and Alaska Winter Stars, and on the Municipality of Anchorage Investment Advisory Committee. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Science in math and a Master of Business Administration from University of Alaska Fairbanks. She and her three children live in Anchorage.

“I am in awe of the reach of the Foundation. I am so pleased to be part of an organization doing incredible work for Alaska and having fun while doing it. The constant flurry of motion and projects is invigorating!” Farley said.

She started part time Oct. 1 and will be full time as of Nov. 1. We welcome her to Rasmuson Foundation.

[Download here: Press release_Foundation announces new VP]

About the Foundation
Through grantmaking and initiatives, Rasmuson Foundation aims to promote a better life for all Alaskans. Main funding areas are housing, homelessness, education, health care, the arts and organizational and community development. The Foundation was created in 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband, E.A. Rasmuson.