President & CEO
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Rex Allen Rock Sr. has been president and chief executive officer of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation since early July of 2010, and oversees all aspects of ASRC’s business operations. In this role, he helps to foster a productive relationship with the board of directors and the corporation’s approximately 11,000 Iñupiat shareholders.
Rock has served on the ASRC board of directors since 1993. His board service includes work on various committees, to include: Executive, Audit, 401(k) Trustees, Shareholder Hire, Compensation, Investment and Heirship. He was elected to the position of chairman of the board in 2004, following his service as vice-chairman and 1st vice-president.
Rock previously served as president and CEO of Tikigaq Corporation, and was responsible for the overall strategic guidance and vision for the village corporation. Under his leadership, the corporation started an educational scholarship program for youth that assists current as well as future generations. He continues to be on Tikigaq’s board, maintaining ties to his community of Point Hope.
He also sits on the North Slope Borough Assembly, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Council, Local School Advisory Council and Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.
Rock served in many capacities for his hometown, including as whaling captain and head coach for the Tikigaq High School boys’ varsity basketball team – a position he held for more than 20 years. During that time, his team won three state championships. He was elected Coach of the Year numerous times by his peers, most currently in 2009 for his tireless dedication to Point Hope’s basketball program.
A graduate of Tikigaq High School, Rock went on to attend college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he double majored in engineering and linguistics. Grounded in his Christian faith, Rock is honored to have married his best friend Ramona 30 years ago. They have four children together, and are blessed with two grandchildren.