Chairman Christopher Simon lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. He serves as chief executive officer for K’oyitl’ots’ina, Limited, the village corporation for Alatna, Allakaket, Hughes, and Huslia. He has served on the Doyon, Limited board of directors since 2009. Simon serves as chair of the Doyon board and chairs the executive committee. He chairs the boards of Doyon Oil Field Services, Inc., Doyon Government Contracting, Inc., and Doyon Natural Resources Development Corporation.
Simon has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in education leadership from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as a post-graduate education leadership certificate from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He previously served as deputy director of health services for Tanana Chiefs Conference, as the statewide rural education coordinator for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, as the superintendent of schools for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, and as the principal of Jimmy Huntington School in his hometown of Huslia. Simon previously served as a director and president of K’oyitl’ots’ina, Limited. He previously served as a RurAL CAP board member, as a member of the Alaska Rural Subcabinet Advisory Group, and as a director of the Boys and Girls Home of Alaska, Inc.