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OPSU Success Story: Nat Hall

Released by OPSU Campus Communications on 04/14/2015 Nat Hall— Courtesy Photo Nat Hall— Courtesy Photo

Nat Hall is the Human Resources Manager for Kakivik Asset Management (Kakivik) and CCI Industrial Services (CCI) - subsidiary companies of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the second largest Alaska Native Corporation in Alaska. Both companies support Alaskan North Slope Oilfield operations as contractors for large oil companies.

Kakivik specializes in Nondestructive Testing (NDT), external and internal corrosion investigations and Quality Program Management for Conoco Phillips while CCI provides services including asbestos and lead abatement, construction services, tank cleaning and coating, and other industrial services for British Petroleum as well as smaller operators.

A long-time Alaskan, Hall grew up in Nome, Alaska and Wasilla, Alaska. He has 20 years of management experience, previously working for companies in the healthcare and management consulting industries before working in the Oil and Gas industry. Also a speaker and trainer, Hall contracts with The Falmouth Institute, the leading training and consulting firm to Alaska Native and American Indian Tribes in North America.

A 1994 OPSU graduate, Hall holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications. He has been an active member in the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2001 and is also currently active in the National Association of Employee Concerns Programs (NAECP) as well as being a board member and officer (Treasurer) in the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium (APICC).

In addition, Hall has enjoyed being a broadcaster for many years. He has been an internet and radio play-by-play broadcaster for high schools in Alaska and prior to that in the Panhandle. He is the former voice of the Division II Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggie football and basketball teams as well as the former voice of the AF2 Amarillo Dusters (now the Amarillo Venom) professional arena football team. He has also been a live event announcer in the past; announcing everything from demolition derbies to martial arts events (Midwest Muay Thai Championships in Guymon in 2007) in the Panhandle.

Hall commented on his time at OPSU saying, “OPSU played a critical role not only in my career path but in my life’s path as well. OPSU gave me the opportunity to really blossom as my own person; it allowed me the opportunity to interact with amazing professors, fantastic administrative leaders and staff, as well as make some of the best friends of my life within the student ranks. I don’t believe I could have gone anywhere else and had as rich an educational experience as I had. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to OPSU and all the amazing people there, both past and present that made and still make OPSU an amazing place to get a great education as well as help its students discover their life’s purpose.

He and his wife Lyuba have two children and Hall derives great joy spending time with his family and playing with their Alaskan “toys” (4 wheelers, snowmobile, motorcycle, etc.) in the Alaskan outdoors.