Joe Beedle joined the bank in 2006 as Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. Joe was promoted to President in 2009, President & Chief Executive Officer in 2011, and to his current title of Chairman in 2016. He has over 30 years banking experience, including 15 years in an executive lending role, having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Key Bank of Alaska from 1985 to 1993. Joe was the University of Alaska’s Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2006 and he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldbelt, Inc., in Juneau for six years prior to taking the university position. Joe currently serves on the board of the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking at UW, is immediate past-president of the Alaska Bankers Association and is on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor’s Advisory Board. He serves on the board of the Small Business Development Center, UA ISER Advisory Board, the Commissioner of Commerce Economic Development Council, Cold Climate Housing Research Board and the JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate Selection Committee.