Executive VP, External Affairs, ASRC, US
Tara Sweeney is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), the largest locally-owned and operated business in Alaska, with approximately 13,000 shareholders and 12,000 employees worldwide. Sweeney served as chair of the Arctic Economic Council from 2015-2017 and currently serves as one of the organization’s vice-chairs. She also represents the Iñuit Circumpolar Council. In 2003 Sweeney served as special assistant for rural affairs and education in Governor Frank Murkowski’s administration and she also served as co-chair for Senator Dan Sullivan’s (R-AK) successful 2014 Senate campaign. Sweeney is actively engaged in state and national public policy focused on energy, broadband, the Arctic and Native American self-determination.