The Ahtna Shareholder Development Department is based out of Anchorage, Alaska, and is headed by Brianne Island, Shareholder Development Manager.

Ahtna Shareholder Development

Brianne Island
110 W 38th Avenue, Suite 10o
Anchorage, AK
(907) 868-8250

M. Starr Knighten
PO Box 649
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
(907) 822-3476

The Ahtna Shareholder Development Department, which is separate from Shareholder Services, provides benefits primarily centered on educating and developing shareholders. These benefits include career counseling and development, funding for higher education and training, as well as assistance with finding gainful employment.

If you are a shareholder needing assistance with career or education development, please contact the Ahtna Shareholder Development Department at (907) 868-8250 or

The Ahtna Shareholder Development Department is available to assist Ahtna shareholders in finding employment. Shareholder Development works diligently with Ahtna subsidiaries and management to provide opportunities within Ahtna for shareholders, increase shareholder hire, and develop programs to advance shareholders in their careers.

Shareholder Development also specializes in finding employment opportunities for Ahtna shareholders within the Ahtna region and with various sister/partner companies, including other Native corporations and organizations.

The Ahtna Shareholder Portal and Talent Bank is another tool available to shareholders. To start, shareholders must log in to and set up a username and password. Once they’re logged in, shareholders can update their contact information, add employment and education information, upload their resumes, and tell Ahtna more about their education, training, and career goals. The Talent Bank provides a convenient and user-friendly way for Shareholder Development to assist shareholders with their education and employment needs.

Lastly, qualified shareholders, shareholder spouses, and shareholder descendants retain hiring preference for all Ahtna positions during all phases of employment. Shareholders looking to work for Ahtna can find a listing of our current job openings on the Employment section of this website.

For direct assistance, shareholders may contact the Shareholder Development Department at (907) 868-8250 or

The Shareholder Development Department provides funding for training on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact the Shareholder Development Department at (907) 868-8250 or

The Ahtna Heritage Foundation provides the Walter Charley Memorial Scholarship to full or part-time college-level students, which is provided exclusively to Ahtna shareholders. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply/qualify, please contact the Ahtna Heritage Foundation at (907) 822-5778 or visit