Margaret L. Brown

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Margaret L. Brown, Anchorage, AK, "began her involvement with Alaska Native land issues after the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. Ms. Brown is President and Chief Executive Officer for Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), one of twelve Alaska Native regional corporations set up under the Act. From 1976 to 1995, Ms. Brown had been employed by CIRI and/or served on the Board; she worked to direct CIRI's selection of its 2.5 million acre land entitlement, managed the company's land and natural resources, and negotiated CIRI's land exchange and settlement agreements with federal and state agencies. Ms. Brown currently serves on the Executive Committee of The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Chapter, and has served on the Denali Task Force and the National Park System Advisory Board. Ms. Brown is an Alaska Native of Yup'ik (Eskimo) descent. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Oregon and received her MBA from the University of Colorado." [1]

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  1. Directors, Trust for Public Land, accessed June 5, 2009.