For more than 25 years, Rex Rock, Sr., has been involved with the management of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) — first as a member of its Board of Directors and then, starting in 2010, as its President and CEO. The corporation’s region encompasses eight villages spread out over roughly 55 million acres and represents a growing shareholder base that now counts roughly 13,000 among its membership. Since its inception, ASRC has distributed more than $1 billion in dividends directly to these shareholders.
During Rock’s tenure, he’s seen ASRC grow to become Alaska’s largest locally owned and operated business, an honor that the company has held for 25 straight years. This is in part due to ASRC’s six main areas of operations, including petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, government contracting, and resource development. ASRC also has several smaller subsidiary companies that have been a part of ASRC’s portfolio for decades, including a power sports retail store, the Top of the World Hotel, tour programs, and a lending organization serving small businesses throughout Alaska and the northwestern United States.
Outside of his professional life, Rock has also served as a whaling captain and, for more than 20 years, as head coach for the Tikigaq High School boys’ varsity basketball team. Under his leadership, the team won two state championships and 18 regional titles. For these efforts, he was elected Coach of the Year numerous times before being inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame in 2015.
Rex A. Rock, Sr., President and CEO of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, was named a Top 30 CEO in Indian Country by Native Business Magazine. His profile originally appeared in our 2019 Leadership issue.