CEO, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited
As Chief Executive Officer of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited, Dena Sommer-Pedebone is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to set the overall direction of the Gana-A’Yoo Family of Companies and provide leadership to its executive team.
Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo, Dena was with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company managing Large Contracts, Supplier Performance, and Program compliance. Dena graduated with Leadership Honors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She holds a graduate certificate in executive leadership from Alaska Pacific University and Alyeska Pipeline’s Alyeska University, a corporate leadership program designed to provide future executives with the foundational knowledge to excel in today’s competitive business climate and the know-how to build a holistic approach to identifying areas for improvement and strategies for change.
COO, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited
Kelly Brooks is the new Chief Operating Officer for the Gana-A’Yoo Family of Companies and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the company. She will work directly with the CEO to execute the company's vision.
Kelly has worked in corporate finance for the last 25 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a MBA. She has spent the last 18 years working for an Alaska Native Regional Corporation, six of those years as the Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, she worked at Providence Health Systems of Alaska and McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, also in a financial capacity. Kelly's background includes strategic/long range planning, risk management, cash management and process improvement.
Vice President of Business Development, Gana-A'Yoo, Limited
Reinhard Mueller is the Vice President - Business Development of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited and has been with the company since December, 2015. Reinhard is responsible for the management of the company’s business development spanning several specialties and located nationally including Antarctica.
Prior to joining Gana-A’Yoo as the Director of Operations, Reinhard worked for another Alaska Native Corporation, advancing from Project Manager to Chief Operations Officer during his 14-year tenure with the firm. Prior to that, Reinhard worked for Madison Services of Madison, Mississippi in the capacity of General Project Manager, overseeing an 8 state Operations and Maintenance contract for the 88th Regional Support Command in the Midwest. Prior to entering the private sector, Reinhard was the Base Construction Manager at Whiteman Air Force Base during the bed down mission for the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Reinhard began his career as an Air Force Officer, attaining the rank of Captain before joining the Civil Service ranks at Whiteman Air Force Base.
Controller, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited
Terry has many years of experience in accounting, construction, and contracting; having owned a construction company (with locations in Alaska and Hawaii) and successfully graduating from the 8(a) program.
Originally from California, she began her journey on becoming an Alaskan in 1982 coming for a family visit; her dream was realized in 1998 when she moved to Alaska. She loves spending time on her little 20 acre ranch with her husband, border collies and the lovely views of Hatcher Pass, Pioneers Peak and Baldy Mountain.