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38th Annual

Business Leader of the Year Banquet


Lorna Shaw of Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC

Friday, April 18, 2014 6 p.m. Cocktails 7 p.m. Dinner

Westmark Hotel Gold Room Fairbanks, Alaska

Proudly hosted by the

University of Alaska Fairbanks

School of Management

Lorna Shaw

Lorna is the External Affairs Manager at Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC where she oversees community, public and government affairs. She serves on the board of directors for industry and business organizations including Alaska Miners Association, Resource Development Council, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Resource Education and the UAF School of Management Business Advisory Council. Lorna first moved to Fairbanks in 1994 to attend UAF. She graduated cum laude in 1996 with her BBA and summa cum laude in 2005 with her MBA from the UAF School of Management. The UAF Alumni Association awarded Lorna with the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award for Business and Professional Excellence. Prior to joining the mining industry, Lorna served as a legislative aide to the Alaska State Legislature and as Assistant to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski. She remains actively engaged with the legislature and advocates for issues and needs affecting the Interior. Lorna joined Kinross Ft. Knox in 2001 and rose quickly through the company, becoming Kinross’s first Community and Government Relations Manager. Creating the materials, programs, and outreach efforts at Fort Knox, Lorna essentially set the standard for the industry and today she is recognized as an industry expert. In April 2012, Lorna was hired at the Sumitomo Pogo Mine and is currently responsible for developing and managing advocacy, communication, and outreach efforts. From mine-specific details to industry generalities, she is able to engage audiences from experts to elementary students with one of the state’s most important industries. Actively involved as a member of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Lorna has volunteered for just about every aspect of Chamber. In addition to serving as the 2012 Chairwoman, Lorna presently moderates the political forum series, chairs the government relations committee and annual clean-up day event, and is team leader for the Juneau legislative fly-in. In 2010, the Chamber recognized her outstanding volunteer contributions and awarded Lorna the George Nehrbas Award. Her daughter, Rachel, attends Barnette Magnet School and husband, Kelly, is a perpetual high-schooler, teaching the automotive program at Hutchison High School. Together the family enjoys Alaska in their many motorized vehicles, from fourwheelers and off-road trucks to snowmachines, boats and cars. They are always up for a rebuild project with the ultimate goal of adventure.

Business Leader of the Year Banquet 6 p.m. No-Host Cocktails

7 p.m. Welcome

ASB President Rebecca Leivdal


Nancy Hanson


8 p.m. Opening Remarks

ASB President Rebecca Leivdal SOM Dean Mark Herrmann UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers

Invest in Students

Bobby Weaver Jo Heckman & David Hale

Guest Speakers Lisa Herbert Geoff Welch Rachel Shaw

Pin Presentation David Hale

Award Presentation Rebecca Leivdal

Acceptance Remarks Lorna Shaw

Door Prizes & Closing Remarks Bobby Desrochers & Christina Tachick

University of Alaska Fairbanks


School of Management

he UAF School of Management (SOM) was formed in 1975 as one of five professional schools at UAF. SOM is one of only 178 of all national and international business schools to hold the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for both the school and the Accounting program. This is the top level of accreditation and represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Three main disciplines comprise the School of Management: Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics. SOM offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Faculty in these programs work together as an integrated team to provide challenging and fulfilling education to our students in order to produce stellar Alaska business graduates.

Degrees Available: Undergraduate

Accounting Business Administration Economics Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Master of Business Administration M.S. in Resource and Applied Economics Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Sustainability

Minors Available:

Accounting Economics Emergency Management Finance General Business Leadership

Management & Organizations Marketing Military Science & Leadership (ROTC) Military Securities Studies Sports Management

Business Leader of the Year Committee Committee Co-Chairs Rebecca Leivdal

Decoration Committee Taylor Eckert, Co-Chair Erin McGowan, Co-Chair Keri Knight Jacquie Miller John Miller Hailey Sundborg Door Prize Committee Bobby Desrochers, Chair Amanda Kimaschesky

Jacqueline Lovato Social Media Chair Christina Tachick Ticket Sales Committee Heidi Bryan, Co-Chair Sarah Sackett, Co-Chair Nadine Carroll Volunteer Committee Sheila Teal, Chair Luke Dinon

Marketing Committee Philip Moore, Chair Kayla Bishop Cullan Christensen

Student Organizations

Active and Innovative Minds (AIM) Associated Students of Business (ASB) Cadet Club (ROTC) Great Alaskan Accounting People (GAAP) International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Motivated Academic Kinetic Entrepreneurs (MAKE) Native Alaskan Business Leaders (NABL) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Students Offering Leadership Development (SOLD) Students Who Enjoy Economic Thinking (SWEET)

Proceeds from this event benefit SOM student organizations. Thank you!

“I have great respect for Lorna’s success in the mining industry and her ability to inspire others to do their best.” –Karen Matthias, Karen Matthias Consulting


CO NNECT Alaska Airlines thanks the business leaders who shape the future of our community. Congratulations to Lorna Shaw, UAF Business Leader of the Year.

Fort Knox Leadership in Action. We thank all the business leaders of Fairbanks for your ongoing commitment to the community.

Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc. A Kinross company

MEMBER owned... COMMUNITY focused!

We are committed to providing superior financial service so you focus on what matters most. visit our website or contact us (907) 459-5900

Supporting education

is academic From pre-school to post graduate. ABCs to PhDs to workforce training. BP supports education throughout Alaska.

Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison CPAs 714 4th Ave., Ste. 303 Fairbanks, AK 99701 907-456-6676

Congratulations Lorna Shaw! Garry Hutchison, Gary Corrick, Elaine R. Williamson, and Laurie Gieck


Congratulations to the 38th UAF Business Leader of the Year, Lorna Shaw!

103 Third Street Fairbanks, AK 99701 Kyong Hollen (907) 452-3246 2011 Business Leader of the Year

“Lorna is the sort of ambassador that every university dreams of as an alumna and the sort of person every civic organization, trade group and employer wishes they had on their team. She is an extremely focused, hard-working individual whose integrity, drive and sense of purpose stand out above her peers.” –Curtis J. Freeman, Avalon Development Corp.

“Lorna’s community involvement and outreach is exceptionally noteworthy for a person so young. She has a distinguished history of accomplishment with an outstanding record of successes.” –Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank

114 Minnie Street Fairbanks, AK 99701 907-457-7878

Lorna Shaw puts a smile on our face! Congratulations on your deserved recognition.

“Lorna is a tireless advocate for Fairbanks and brings her significant influence to bear to make this town a great place to live and work.” –Geoff Welch, Date-Line Digital Printing

“Lorna Shaw lives and breathes accomplishment, all the while with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. She is undeniably deserving of this award.” –Deantha Crockett, Alaska Miners Association

Best wishes to Lorna Shaw, Business Leader of the Year

congratulations to

Lorna Shaw

Business Leader of the Year


Congratulations to Lorna Shaw 2014 UAF School of Management Business Leader of the Year Accolades to the UAF School of Management students, staff, and faculty for your continued successes


“Working with Lorna for many years I appreciate the dedication, energy and passion that she brings to her profession.” –Dan Snodgress, Kinross Ft. Knox

“I once read that integrity, trust and character are not peripheral to business leadership but fundamental. Lorna embodies these qualities to her core and is truly deserving of being named the 2014 Business Leader of the Year.” –Lisa Herbert, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Best wishes from everyone at Ron’s Service and Towing

You rock Lorna Shaw! T H A N K Y O U

Special thanks to the following organizations:

Alaska Universal Productions (APU) Aurora Balloons & Decorating Breast Cancer Detection Center Grayling Media Interior Graphics & Printing

Thank You

We would like to give a warm thank you to the following individuals and organizations who purchased a table for this event: Alaska Airlines Alaska Communications Alaska USA Credit Union Alyeska Pipeline Service Company BP (2) Denali State Bank Doyon Utilities & Fairbanks Sewer and Water Frontier Supply Company Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Hale and Associates Holland America Line Jo Heckman & Friends Kinross Ft. Knox

Kip Harmon & Friends Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison Lorna Shaw Mt. McKinley Bank Nenana Gravel Northrim Bank Ron’s Service and Towing Santina’s Flowers & Gifts Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union Sportsmedicine Fairbanks (2) State Farm Insurance Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo (2) Wells Fargo Bank

The School of Management would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following individuals and organizations who sponsored student tickets: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Ann Ringstad Arctic Office Products Barbara Schuhmann Bobby Weaver BP Clark Milne Cook & Haugeberg Design Alaska Fairbanks Natural Gas Fairbanks Sewer and Water Feniks & Company Jim Collins Jim Lund Jim McDermott

Joe Little Judy Patrick Photography Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison Lisa Parker Liz Ross Michael Satre Mike Sfraga Mt. McKinley Bank Nenana Gravel RJG, A Professional Corporation Sportsmedicine Fairbanks State Farm Insurance Usibelli Coal Mine Xiyu (Thomas) Zhou

Dessert Sponsor

Decoration Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Door Prize Sponsors Chena Hot Springs Resort Fairbanks Fast Foto Pike’s Landing Todd Paris Photography Westmark Hotel Red Lantern

Previous Business Leader of the Year Award Recipients 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Paul Gavora Joseph Usibelli, Sr. Ron Nerland* Wally Burnett Ray Kohler* Marc Langland Judy Robertson Divinyi Lawrence Heiner Jeff Cook William Green* Mike Kelly Walt Schlotfeldt Captain Jim Binkley* Ralph Seekins Tim Fargo Gary Roth Jim & Jinx Whitaker Larry Doll Gary Wilken

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Norm & Angie Kruckenberg Morris Thompson* Margaret Russell Rhonda Boyles George E. Gordon Steve Frank & Linda Anderson Bart LeBon John Hill Michael Cook Ginger Stock-McKenzie Jim Lund Jack B. Wilbur Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman Dr. Cary S. Keller Bernie Karl Kyong Hollen Dan Gavora David Hale


The UAF School of Management would like to thank you for sharing this evening with us. It is a great pleasure to honor Lorna Shaw as the 38th recipient of the

Business Leader of the Year Award

Photos courtesy of Lorna Shaw. UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

2014 Business Leader of the Year Program  

The Business Leader of the Year award is given to a deserving recipient based on their leadership in the Fairbanks business community, busin...

2014 Business Leader of the Year Program  

The Business Leader of the Year award is given to a deserving recipient based on their leadership in the Fairbanks business community, busin...