Helvi K. Sandvik
Director of Alaska Air Group since 2013
Safety Committee (Chair)
• 30+ Years of Private and Public Sector Senior Executive Management and Board Experience
• Intimate Knowledge of the Native Culture and Transportation Requirements in the State of Alaska
• Community Leadership Experience
Ms. Sandvik is president of Kidways LLC (business management consulting). From 1999 to 2016, Ms. Sandvik was president of NANA Development Corporation (NDC), a diversified business engaged in government contracting, oilfield and mining support, professional management services, and engineering and construction. During this time, she oversaw the growth of the NDC from an oil field support services company with revenues of $50 million into a diverse, multi-sector, global enterprise with revenues of $1.5 billion. Prior to that, Ms. Sandvik served in a variety of leadership roles within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, including director of statewide aviation and deputy commissioner. Ms. Sandvik serves on the board of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, a non-profit organization. She has served in a variety of public and non-profit leadership roles including as trustee to the Robert Aqqaluk Newlin Trust, as chair and member of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Board, and member of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board, commissioner of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and as a board member of the Native American Contractors Association. She also served on board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch, from 2004 to 2009 and was its chair from 2008 to 2009.
Current Non-Public Company Board Service:
• Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group)
• HDR, Inc.
• BA, Kalamazoo College
• MBA, University of Alaska Fairbanks