Two Cordovans move into leadership roles at Chugach Alaska

Chugach Alaska Corp. has announced several senior leadership changes aimed at giving the regional Alaska Native corporation a foundation for long-term, sustainable growth — and two Cordovans have made the cut.   

Peter Andersen was appointed COO of the corporation, and Katherine Carlton is transitioning to vice president of operations for Chugach Commercial Holdings to drive operational performance for Chugach’s commercial businesses. 

Both will serve as key members of the corporation’s executive leadership team to advance Chugach’s overarching strategic plan, with support from interim CEO and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Angie Astle, President Josie Hickel, and Scott David — the president of Chugach Government Solutions. 

The appointments of Andersen and Carlton underpin the corporation’s pursuit of long-term growth and stability, said Chairman of the Board Sheri Buretta.  

“Together, they bring a 40-year combined tenure with Chugach,” Buretta said. “We believe their leadership and operations experience within our federal and commercial business lines will position our businesses to capitalize on future growth opportunities.” 

Andersen, a veteran commercial fisherman born and raised in Cordova, most recently served as President of CCH. Prior to that, he held the position of President at Chugach Alaska Services and senior leadership positions at UIC Arctic Response Services and Alyeska Pipeline.  


Carlton, who is originally from Cordova and is a Chugach shareholder, started her career supporting Chugach Government Solutions in 2005. She began in an entry-level finance role and moved her way up to president and general manager for the education division subsidiaries.  

Carlton currently serves as co-chair of Native American Contractors Association and as the local board member of the Selective Service System for the state of Alaska. 

Katherine Carlton headshot 
Peter Andersen headshot