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.

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

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

2012    Dan Gavora - Doyon Utilities  - Program - Photos

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

2010    Bernie Karl - Chena Hot Springs ResortProgram - Photos

2009    Dr. Cary S. Keller - Sportsmedicine Fairbanks

2008    Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman - UA Board of Regents

2007    Jack Wilbur - Design Alaska

2006    Jim Lund   

2005    Ginger Stock-Mackenzie   

2004    Michael Cook   

2003    John Hill   

2002    Bart LeBon   

2001    Steve Frank & Linda Anderson   

2000    George Gordon   

1999    Rhonda Curwen-Boyles   

1998    Margaret Russell   

1997    Morris Thompson   

1996    Norm & Angie Kruckenberg   

1995    Gary Wilken   

1994    Larry Doll   

1993    Jim & Jinx Whitaker   

1992    Gary Roth

1991    Tim Fargo

1990    Ralph Seekins

1989    Captain Jim Binkley

1988    Walt Scholtfeldt

1987    Mike Kelly

1986    William Green

1985    Jeff Cook

1984    Lawrence Heiner

1983    Judy Robertson

1982    Marc Langland

1981    Ray Kohler

1980    Wally Burnett

1979    Ron Nerland

1978    Joseph Usibelli Sr.

1977    Paul Gavora

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