Previous Recipients

Sponsored by the Associated Students of Business, the Business Leader of the Year is chosen based on leadership in the Fairbanks business community, Business achievements, community service, and educational support. Below is a list of previous Business Leaders of the Year.

2016   Bob Hajdukovich - Ravn Air Group, Inc. - Program - Facebook - Photos

2015   Andy Warwick - Warwick & Schikora, CPAs - Program - Facebook - Photos

2014   Lorna Shaw - Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC - Program - Facebook - Photos

2013   David Hale - Hale & Associates, Inc. - Program - Facebook - Photos

2012    Dan Gavora - Doyon Utilities  - Program - Facebook

2011    Kyong Hollen - Santina's Flowers & Gifts - Program - Facebook

2010    Bernie Karl - Chena Hot Springs ResortProgram - Facebook

2009    Dr. Cary S. Keller - Sportsmedicine Fairbanks

2008    Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman - UA Board of Regents

2007    Jack Wilbur - Design Alaska

2006    Jim Lund - Wells Fargo Bank

2005    Ginger Stock-Mackenzie - WebWeavers Technology Group

2004    Michael Cook - Cook & Haugeberg LLC

2003    John Hill - Kendall Auto Group

2002    Bart LeBon - Mt. McKinley Bank

2001    Steve Frank & Linda Anderson - River's Edge Resort

2000    George Gordon - Utility Services of Alaska

1999    Rhonda Curwen-Boyles - Alaska Franchise Management

1998    Margaret Russell - Seekins Ford

1997    Morris Thompson - Doyon Limited

1996    Norm & Angie Kruckenberg - Fairbanks ACE Hardware

1995    Gary Wilken - State Senator

1994    Larry Doll - Golden Frontier Enterprises

1993    Jim & Jinx Whitaker - Arctic Traveler's Gift Shop

1992    Gary Roth

1991    Tim Fargo - TopLine Strategies

1990    Ralph Seekins - Seekins Ford

1989    Captain Jim Binkley - Riverboat Discovery

1988    Walt Scholtfeldt - Petro Star

1987    Mike Kelly - GVEA

1986    William Green

1985    Jeff Cook - Williams Alaska Petroleum

1984    Lawrence Heiner

1983    Judy Robertson

1982    Marc Langland - Northrim Bank

1981    Ray Kohler

1980    Wally Burnett

1979    Ron Nerland - Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation

1978    Joseph Usibelli Sr. - Usibelli Coal Mine

1977    Paul Gavora

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