Charles W. Totemoff
President & CEO | Chenega Corporation
Charles W. Totemoff was born in Cordova and was raised in the Native Village of Chenega and then, Tatitlek and Cordova following the destruction of the original Chenega Village site by tsunamis resulting from Alaska’s 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. In 1983, Mr. Totemoff became an integral part of the rebuilding of the new Chenega Village site on Evans Island. He lived in the new Village of Chenega Bay from 1983 to 1994. During that time, in 1988 Mr. Totemoff was named Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Chenega Corporation. In 1994, he moved with the corporate office to Anchorage to accommodate its expansion. Under Mr. Totemoff’s leadership, nine years later, the Corporation developed a strategic plan which included a substantial business development investment in Federal Government services contracting.
Today Chenega Corporation, an Alaska Native Village Corporation, has more than 5,500 employees in 48 states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories and ten foreign countries, and is ranked as the most successful Alaska Native Village Corporation in terms of revenue, and named the fifth largest Alaskan-owned corporation according to the Alaska Business Monthly Magazine’s Top 49’ers list.
B.A. Organizational Management, Alaska Pacific University, 1999
Certificate in Professional Management, Accounting & Finance, Alaska Pacific University, 2001
Master of Business Administration, Alaska Pacific University, 2003