The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) is an independent organisation that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development through the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards, and other information. The council works closely with the Arctic Council membership, providing advice and a business perspective on specific areas of cooperation in the circumpolar region. The AEC members represent a wide range of businesses operating in the Arctic—from mining and shipping companies to reindeer herding and indigenous economic development corporations.
We are very pleased to announce that the chair of AEC, Tara Sweeney, will speak at Arctic Frontiers Business 2017. Mrs. Sweeney is the Executive Vice President for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) and has been actively engaged as an advocate for Alaska Natives. She has served on numerous business and non-profit boards at both state and national level. In 2008 she was honoured as a "Top 40 Under 40" business leader by the Alaska Journal of Commerce. In addition to being the chair of Arctic Economic Council for the period 2015 – 2017, she serves as a member of the Ted Stevens Foundation.
Mrs. Sweeney has her educational background from Cornell University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labour Relations.