West Sacramento, Calif. – Megan Alvanna Stimpfle recently joined Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Board of Directors.

Ms. Alvanna Stimpfle, who is Ugiuvak Inuit, is the principal strategist for Arctic Geopolitical Consulting in Nome and Anchorage, Alaska. She was the quote and acquisitions analyst for Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. She is a former chief, Island Native Community, in Nome Alaska and former commissioner of the city of Nome Port Commission.

Ms. Alvanna Stimpfle holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from George Mason University and a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Stimpfle to the Board of Directors,” said Stanley Keasling, RCAC’s chief executive officer. “She brings a passion for rural communities, and her public affairs and advocacy experience are essential to RCAC’s mission.”

RCAC board members serve three-year terms and may remain on the board for up to four consecutive terms. RCAC’s Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and certain Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. About RCAC