Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska (UA) Foundation announces the appointment of Alex Slivka as chief financial officer (CFO). He began in his new role on May 1, 2023.
Slivka brings more than 40 years experience in accounting, finance, and investments to the UA Foundation, having spent 22 years at McKinley Capital Management as portfolio manager and marketing executive, three years as CFO of the Municipality of Anchorage, and most recently serving as the director of finance operations for Providence St. Joseph Health.
Slivka served on the UA Foundation Board of Directors since 2015, including two years as board chair, and as a member of the board’s investment committee since 2016, serving for two years as chair.
Slivka has also served as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and as a board member of the Eyak Permanent Fund Settlement Trust, McKinley Capital 401(k) Savings Plan, and Anchorage Investment Advisory Commission.
“Alex brings not only the financial background that a foundation of our size and complexity requires, but also the demonstrated commitment to UA system’s three universities,” said Dr. Tod Burnett, president of the UA Foundation. “Through skilled management of the UA Foundation’s resources, Alex will make a lasting positive impact on the students the UA system serves.”
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Alex aboard,” said UA Foundation Board of Directors Chair Laura Bruce, CFP®, ChFC®. “I am confident that Alex’s expertise and dedication to our mission - seeking, securing, and stewarding philanthropic support for the UA system - will help us achieve our goals.”
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Slivka has demonstrated a deep commitment to community engagement throughout his career. He has served as a trustee, board member, officer, mentor, and volunteer for numerous nonprofit and community organizations, including Covenant House Alaska, Alaska Community Foundation, and Anchorage School District.
Slivka earned his AB in Economics from Brown University, and serves as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage.