Jason Metrokin currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC). He was appointed to the position in January 2009, after serving for five years on the board of directors, and as director of shareholder & corporate relations. His family hails from Kodiak Island and Bristol Bay Alaska as well as Massachusetts. As a beneficiary of his late grandfather’s shares in BBNC, Jason is a Bristol Bay descendant and is the first non-original shareholder of an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation to become President/CEO.
Jason’s father, Dennis Metrokin, served as President of Koniag, Inc., the ANCSA regional corporation for Kodiak Island, before his retirement in 2006. The Metrokin family has a rich history of commercial fishing in Alaska, as well being some of the first commercial bear hunting guides on Kodiak Island.
Jason previously worked as vice president and development director at First Alaskans Institute, a statewide, Alaska Native leadership development and public policy organization and as a vice president and commercial relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank (formerly National Bank of Alaska). In addition, he has served on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors including BBNC subsidiary companies, Rasmuson Foundation, United Way of Anchorage, the Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Pacific University, Alaska Sports Hall of Fame and the Alaska Native Professional Association. In 2000, he was chosen as a Top 40 Business person under 40 and has graduated from programs such as Leadership Anchorage and BBNC’s Training Without Walls. Jason was born and raised in Anchorage, and resides there today with his wife Shannon and their two sons. He enjoys the outdoors, plays hockey and continues to volunteer in the community. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and his MBA from Alaska Pacific University.