Gana-A'Yoo Leadership

 

Dena Sommer-Pedebone

CEO, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited

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As Chief Executive Officer of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited, Dena Sommer-Pedebone is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to set the overall direction of the Gana-A’Yoo Family of Companies and provide leadership to its executive team.

Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo, Dena was with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company managing Large Contracts, Supplier Performance, and Program compliance. Dena graduated with Leadership Honors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She holds a graduate certificate in executive leadership from Alaska Pacific University and Alyeska Pipeline’s Alyeska University, a corporate leadership program designed to provide future executives with the foundational knowledge to excel in today’s competitive business climate and the know-how to build a holistic approach to identifying areas for improvement and strategies for change.

 

Dan Pickett

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Chief Operations Officer, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited

Appointed in 2015, Dan Pickett serves as the COO of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited. As COO, Dan is responsible for the operational efficiencies, process improvements, and quality control of Gana-A’Yoo Family of Companies contracts. In addition, Dan is a key member of the Business Development team.

Prior to serving as the COO, Dan served 8 years for the United States Antarctic Program as the program manager and operations director. Dan has 25 years of operational management experience in food service and janitorial, as well as, a broad range of other operations. Dan’s strengths lie in process improvement, building excellent teams, and maximizing profits. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute.

 

Reinhard Mueller

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Vice President of Business Development, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited

Reinhard Mueller is the Vice President - Business Development of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited and has been with the company since December, 2015. Reinhard is responsible for the management of the company’s business development spanning several specialties and located nationally including Antarctica.

Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo as the Director of Operations, Reinhard worked for another Alaska Native Corporation, advancing from Project Manager to Chief Operations Officer during his 14-year tenure with the firm.  Prior to that, Reinhard worked for Madison Services of Madison, Mississippi in the capacity of General Project Manager, overseeing an 8 state Operations and Maintenance contract for the 88th Regional Support Command in the Midwest.  Prior to entering the private sector, Reinhard was the Base Construction Manager at Whiteman Air Force Base during the bed down mission for the B-2 Stealth Bomber.  Reinhard began his career as an Air Force Officer, attaining the rank of Captain before joining the Civil Service ranks at Whiteman Air Force Base.