Alaska Lt. Governor Byron Mallott was born in Yakutat, Alaska, the ancestral home of his mother’s Tlingit clan. Mallott is clan leader of the Raven Kwaash Kee Kwaan Clan of Yakutat. His wife, Toni, was born and raised in the Athabascan village of Rampart on the Yukon River. They have raised five children and have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mallott entered public life as mayor of Yakutat at age 22, and has since held many positions of responsibility in the public, private and non-profit sectors including president of the Alaska Federation of Natives; founding president of the First Alaskans Institute; and executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. In the private sector, Mallott has served as chair, president and CEO of Sealaska Corporation. Mallott and Governor Bill Walker took office on December 1, 2014. Mallott proudly serves on the Polynesian Voyage Society’s Board of Directors and his son, Joey, sailed the 8th and 29th leg of Hōkūleʻa’s journey.