McHugh Pierre, Goldbelt’s Inc. President and CEO (middle), with Richard A. Beasley and Lori Grant (right) at a Shareholder meeting in 2019. Juneau, Alaska-based Goldbelt, Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation that derives the majority of its revenue and income from government contracting and services. (goldbelt.com)
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Incorporated, has officially appointed McHugh Pierre to serve as its President & CEO. Pierre has served this position in an interim capacity since April 2019. He first joined Goldbelt in March 2015 as the Vice President of Alaska Operations.
“Goldbelt is financially strong and has sound, talented management dedicated to executing the Board’s strategic and operating plans,” said Pierre. “Goldbelt achieved significant growth and profitability in 2019. We look forward to continuing that positive growth and success throughout 2020 and beyond.”
Todd Antioquia, Goldbelt’s Chairman of the Board, noted: “One of the most precious responsibilities of the Board is hiring and overseeing this position. The President & CEO’s charge is complex, especially for a company as operationally diverse as Goldbelt. This role is vitally important, given the corporation’s special purpose which is to build a bright future for its shareholders. I am proud to announce that these qualities – and many more – are reflected in the character and leadership of McHugh.”
Prior to joining Goldbelt, McHugh owned and operated Quantum Communications, a public relations and government affairs firm. In addition, he served as Deputy Commissioner and also as the Director of Public and Government Affairs with the State of Alaska-Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and as Director of Public Relations for the Office of Governor Frank Murkowski.
Goldbelt, Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. Incorporated on January 4, 1974, following the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Goldbelt’s primary mission is to manage assets and conduct business for the benefit of its more than 3,600 shareholders — Alaska Natives who are of Tlingit and Haida descent.
Goldbelt first ventured into the logging and timber industry but later expanded its operations into tourism, which still remains an integral part of its operations. Today, the majority of Goldbelt’s revenue and income derives from government contracting and services.
Goldbelt counts 14 subsidiary companies that provide the following services and solutions to the federal government: leasing, facility support, construction and renovations, operations and maintenance, logistics, engineering and management, information technology, engineering and data system solutions, research and development, systems and network engineering, information assurance; cyber warfare, security experts for critical infrastructure, and tactical equipment and ammunition.