Josie Hickel

Josie Hickel, President, Chugach Commercial Holdings

Josie Hickel, President of Chugach Commercial Holdings, is responsible for leading strategy and oversight for Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (Chugach) commercial business portfolio and land projects. Chugach is an Alaska Native Corporation serving the interest of the Alaska Native people of the Chugach region.

Josie has a proven track record of providing vision, strategic direction, and guidance to staff and programs to achieve desired outcomes and ensure project growth. She has extensive management experience. She is a creative, results-focused, effective leader with a talent for consensus-building among diverse individuals and groups.

Hickel is an active Board member and volunteer for several nonprofits, including the Alaska Sealife Center and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council. She was inducted into the Athena Society in 2012 for outstanding leadership in both business and community service.

Hickel holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources.

Personal History
Hickel is a lifelong Alaskan. She is of Aleut descent and a shareholder of Chugach Alaska Corporation, the parent company of Chugach Commercial Holdings. She grew up in a remote homestead near Moose Pass, Alaska, where she and her siblings lived a traditional subsistence lifestyle. She is married to Dr. Jack Hickel, who is an advocate for the Alaska Native community and physician for the Alaska Native Medical Center. Together they have six adult children and five grandchildren.