John Shively first came to Alaska in 1965 as a VISTA volunteer. What started as a one year assignment turned into a career involved in the issues that have shaped Alaska – both in the private and public sector. Shively worked with NANA Regional Corporations on the development of the Red Dog Mine and prior to his assignment at Pebble served as Holland America Lines executive in Alaska. He has served two governors and is a former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Shively has been a trustee for Alaska Permanent Fund, regent at the University of Alaska and served on numerous boards including the Alaska Chamber and the Resource Development Council where he served as president for five years. In 2009, Shively received the Bill Egan award from the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce as their outstanding Alaskan of the year. Shively has also been recognized with the prestigious Denali Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives. In 2014, Shively transitioned from his position as CEO of the Anchorage-based Pebble Partnership to serve as Chairman of the Board – a role that allows him to stay active with Pebble while spending more time with his family.