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New general counsel named for GCI, as Tina Pidgeon takes flight for new ventures

GCI CEO and Co-Founder Ron Duncan named Rebecca Windt Pearson as general counsel, succeeding veteran GCI executive Tina Pidgeon.

For the past two years, Pearson has served as the municipal attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage. She served as GCI senior director of real estate and land use counsel from 2015 to 2017, and was previously a shareholder at Ashburn and Mason, P. C. and a law clerk for Judge Morgan Christen, then an Alaska Supreme Court Justice. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and was one of Alaska’s 2018 Top Forty under 40.

Duncan said, “I am pleased to welcome Becky back to GCI to fill this critical senior role. Tina has distinguished herself as a valued strategic leader and leaves big shoes to fill. I’d like to thank her for all that she has done on behalf of GCI and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

“Becky has distinguished herself with her skills, professionalism and her commitment to Anchorage,” said Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “She is exceptionally talented and the kind of compassionate, strategic thinker that makes Alaska an even better place to live. We will miss her a great deal.”

For close to a decade, Pidgeon has guided many GCI strategic and advocacy initiatives and during that time, she launched GCI’s first women’s professional development organization. Her contributions to GCI and the telecommunications industry have earned her numerous business honors, including Multichannel News’ Wonder Woman Award and multiple Cablefax awards. Pidgeon moved to Alaska with her family nine years ago to assume her current role, and previously served as GCI vice president of federal regulatory affairs and as GCI outside counsel with Drinker Biddle. She is returning to the Philadelphia area to pursue new career challenges and be closer to family.

Pidgeon will remain in her role through the end of the year and continue to advise GCI through April 15, 2020. Pearson begins her new role, reporting to Duncan, on Feb. 1, 2020.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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