Gideon Garcia has joined CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) as Chief Operating Officer. Garcia has worked with Holland America Tours and HAP-Alaska/Yukon, based in Alaska, since 1997 and has held several positions with increasing responsibility. Having completed his MBA at the University of Fairbanks, he brings substantial experience managing departments with 500 seasonal employees and a proven leadership ability in operations to his leadership role at CATC. Paul Landis continues in his leadership role as President of CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation.
Alaska Native owned and operated, CATC is the umbrella company for Alaska Heritage Tours, Kenai Fjords Tours, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, and Seward Windsong Lodge. CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is a Minority Business Enterprise, MBE#PS0313.