President & CEO
Jolene Miksuaq Lyon
Jolene Lyon is the daughter of Joseph and Ursula Lyon of Nome. She was raised in Nome and a graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe High School. She served two years in the United States Army as a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and was stationed in Baumholder, Germany. Her deployment also consisted of a Peacekeeping Mission to Bosnia.
Jolene started her career with VECO Alaska and has extensive experience in Projects, Planning, and Finance, additionally she has served in Oil & Gas, Aerospace, and Military Defense. She was raised in both Western and Yup'ik society and has strong connections to both cultures.
Jolene earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a minor in Anthropology. She is a shareholder of Bering Straits Native Cooperation, Stebbins Community Association . She is an active member of Project Management Intuition and Amer-ican Anthropology Association.
Vice President of Operations
Rod Hutchings joined BSRHA in 2006. He provides strategic and technical financial advice to the president/CEO and board of directors and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting all financial-related activities for the housing authority.
Rod has over twenty-five years of tax, accounting, auditing, and management consultation experience. Rod obtained a Bachelor in Accounting and an Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Alaska and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rod has worked as the Finance Director or CFO for several organizations. Periodically, he instructs as an adjunct professor for University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. Rod has been a finalist a couple of times at the World Dutch Oven competition and the Big Green Egg competitions.