Hallie Bissett, MBA
Hallie Bissett, MBADirector
TCF Recipient
  1. What inspired you to become a Board member with The CIRI Foundation?

TCF has been a part of my life since age 17 when I first started working on publications that were developed by TCF in the late 90s. They funded both my undergraduate degree and my graduate degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I have always wanted to stay involved with TCF, and becoming a board member was at the top of my list of boards I wanted to join.  To maintain an active role in furthering TCFs mission has been a dream come true for me.

  1. What is your greatest accomplishment?

One of my lifetime goals was to someday become a CIRI Board member and further the mission of CIRI “to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families” I was elected to the CIRI Board of Directors in 2010 and to this day it remains one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.

  1. What advice would you give TCF Recipients?

Don’t give up! Your life will forever be enriched by furthering your education no matter what field of study you choose.