Business Leader of the Year

Cliff and Rob Everts are 2018 Business Leaders of the Year!

They will be honored at a dinner and award ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Recipients are selected by a committee of UAF School of Management students, faculty, advisory board members and former recipients based on merits of leadership, business accomplishments, community involvement and educational support.

See a list of all the previous recipients of the award.

Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for this event benefit School of Management Student Organizations and Scholarships.

You may also always make a donation to the UAF School of Management.

For questions, contact Tammy Tragis-McCook at (907) 474-7042 or

Cliff & Rob Everts

Cliff Everts was born in Yonkers, New York to parents who had both emigrated from Germany to New York. Cliff traveled to Anchorage, Alaska in 1943 to work for Alaska Star Airlines (now Alaska Airlines). Soon after, he moved to Fairbanks and worked for Wien Airlines for 35 years. In 1980, he founded his own enterprise, Everts Air Fuel. Sadly, Cliff recently passed away on Dec. 7 at the age of 95. However, his nomination for this honor was already underway at that time and the Everts family has agreed to accept the award as a memorial for him.

Rob Everts followed his father Cliff into the aviation business, working for the family businesses while growing up and learning to fly at the age of 14. He earned a BS in Aeronautical Science and became Vice President of Everts Air Fuel in 1982. In 1993, he purchased Tatonduk Outfitters Limited, a Fairbanks based air carrier providing scheduled services to interior Alaskan villages, and expanded it to include large aircraft operations. Rob has continued expanding the business over the years, which now does business as Everts Air Cargo and Everts Air Alaska flying in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean Islands.


The Everts' Full Bio

Student Sign-Up

Students! Sign up to volunteer for the 2018 Business Leaders of the Year. Volunteering earns you a ticket to the event on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Student tickets are limited, so sign up now!

Student Committee Reports

Student Committee Chairs must submit their reports via this online form.

The 2018 BLOY report due dates are these Sundays at 11:59pm:
February 18
March 4
March 25
April 1

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