Gana-A'Yoo Leadership

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Dena Sommer-Pedebone

CEO, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited

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.

  

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Kelly Brooks

CFO, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited

Kelly Brooks is the Chief Financial Officer for the Gana-A’Yoo Family of Companies and is responsible for managing all financial aspects of the company. She works directly with the CEO to execute the company's vision.

Kelly has worked in corporate finance for the last 25 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a MBA.  She has spent the last 18 years working for an Alaska Native Regional Corporation, six of those years as the Vice President of Finance.  Prior to that, she worked at Providence Health Systems of Alaska and McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, also in a financial capacity.  Kelly's background includes strategic/long range planning, risk management, cash management and process improvement. 

 

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Reinhard Mueller

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

Reinhard Mueller is the Senior Vice President of Operations and 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. 

 

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David Plains

General Manager, Khotol Services Corporation

David Plains is General Manager of Khotol Services Corporation and has been with the company since December of 2017.  David is responsible for the overall management of Khotol business development and daily operations.

Prior to joining Khotol as General Manger, David worked for another Alaska Native Corporation for 10 years as Project Manager.  Prior to that, David has been working in the JOC, SABER, IDIQ and MATOC contracting realm since 1989. David received his Construction Management Degree from the University of Central Missouri in 1991.  He started his construction career as an Engineering Intern, while going to college, at Whiteman Air Force Base during the B-2 Stealth Bomber Bed Down Mission.

 

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Vice President of Operations, Kaiyuh Services, LLC and Yukon Management

David Roels is the Vice President of Operations of Kaiyuh Services and Yukon Management, and has been with the company since December, 2015. David is responsible for the management of the Kaiyuh’s and Yukon’s day to day activities, work that stretches from Afghanistan to Kodiak, Alaska to Washington DC.

Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo as a General Manager, David worked for another Alaska Native Corporation as a Project Manager and General Manager.  Prior to that, David worked as a private contractor overseas supporting the Joint Improvised Explosive Devise Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) primarily in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to entering the private sector, David served in the United States Army for 20 years as an Infantry non-commissioned office. He retired from the Army with the rank of 1st Sergeant.