Executive Management

Delbert Rexford

President & CEO

Delbert Rexford brings more than 30 years of North Slope leadership to UIC. He is actively involved with the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS) Tribal Council and served as a Councilman for the City of Barrow for seven years and as a North Slope Borough Assemblyman for six years. He also served as a Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Commission Member for nine years and as an Alaska Municipal League Director/ President.

Karlin Itchoak

Chief Administrative & Legal Officer

Karlin’s background includes positions such as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court and the Deputy Magistrate for the Alaska Court System. In addition, he served as a Tribal Law Specialist for Kawerak, Inc., and as a Government Specialist for the Department of Commerce. Most recently, Karlin was the Alaska Arctic Rural & Indigenous Program Director for the Institute of the North. There he helped implement the "We The People of Alaska" program. This is the Alaska Social Studies program for the Anchorage School District. He also traveled to Iceland to assist with the organization and hosting of the Arctic Energy Summit.

Jeevan Pokharel

Chief Financial Officer

Jeevan brings more than ten years of successful financial and accounting leadership. Jeevan is well versed in construction, oil field services, heavy-haul trucking, marine transportation, and the government contracting and service industry.

Mr. Pokharel has a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance, both from the University of Idaho. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor.

He is a member of the International Rotary Club here in Anchorage and participates in their community service and fundraising activities that benefit local, state, national and world-wide causes. In his spare time, he loves to hike, travel and fish.

Terry W. Moore

Sr. VP of Operations, UIC Government Services

Terry W. Moore is the Vice President of Operations of UIC Government Services. Mr. Moore directs all companies and contracts with the Federal Government through the UICGS and UICMM holding companies and their subsidiaries. Mr. Moore is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Moore is a 30 year veteran of the United States Navy with service in Viet Nam and Desert Storm. Following retirement from the United States Navy, Mr. Moore has been a member of the Dahlgren defense contractor community for the past 17 years. Since 2005, in support of the Bowhead family of companies, Mr. Moore has acted as the Vice President of the Dahlgren Division and, most recently, as the President of Program Management and Operations Group.

Clayton Arterburn

Sr. VP Commercial Operations

Clayton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Alaska in 1975 and was raised in Willow, his current home. After graduating from Central Washington University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Clayton worked and managed a wide range of construction projects all over the State of Alaska and Washington State. He has worked in the construction field in a wide variety of capacities, from laborer, carpenter and equipment operator. Clayton has been with UIC Construction since 2006.

Clayton involves himself in community support projects such as providing and maintaining the ice rink at the Willow Elementary School - for the community’s use through a 501(c)(3) company he and a friend started four years ago called - Willow Ice. He and a friend also started a skating and hockey program in association with the local PTA, where he participates as an assistant coach.

Deborah Orth

Executive Secretary

Deborah brings a vast amount of experience in administrative and legal support. She previously worked with Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) as their Senior Corporate Legal Administrator and at Thomas, Head & Greisen as their Senior Paralegal. Deb is an active member of the Alaska Association of Paralegals and has held many offices including the President, Treasurer, Board Advisor, NFPA Web Coordinator and Convention Coordinator.

Harriet Reich

Executive Secretary

Harriet joined UIC in 2012 as the Stock Department Director and brings a vast amount of experience in administrative and legal support. In this position, Harriet provides administrative assistance to the President and Board of Directors in addition to overseeing the Shareholder Stock Department. Prior to joining UIC Harriet previously worked with Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) as their Stock/Tax Technician for over 15 years.