UIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Camilleri as Chief Administrative Officer and Deputy General Counsel. Richard comes to UIC after serving rural Alaskan clients as an Associate at Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP (LBB), an Anchorage-based law firm. During Richard’s time at LBB, he represented Alaska Native corporations, Tribes, municipalities, cities and boroughs, businesses, non-profits, and individuals. He managed business and transactional work, corporate affairs, internal governance, contracting, grant compliance, municipal law, Arctic policy, and real estate transactions.
Prior to his time at LBB, Richard practiced as a litigator and supervising attorney for the New York City Administration for Children. In 2016, Richard worked in the Obama Administration’s White House Council for Environmental Quality for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Oversight. Richard was selected as a Human Rights Campaign McCleary Law Fellow and handled municipal and corporate legal issues. On two occasions, Richard studied and worked in Italy, including interning with an Italian law firm in 2015.
Before becoming an attorney, Richard worked in local and state government. He has over eight years of experience in public administration and policy with the North Slope Borough, most recently as the Chief Advisor to the Borough Mayor.
Richard is a lifelong Alaskan raised in Utqiaġvik. He is also a member of the Makalik whaling crew in Utqiaġvik, a Director for NeighborWorks Alaska Board, and a volunteer mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Alaska. Additionally, Richard runs the annual Barrow High School Alumni Scholarship, which is in its thirteenth year.
UIC is excited to have Richard join the company. His administrative and legal experience, both nationally and internationally, will be an asset to the company as it continues to aspire to be one of the top companies in the state of Alaska and continues to enhance the lives of our shareholders.
Richard is set to join the team in early October.