These Are The People Who Have Walked Away With 54 Million Dollars.

Not too shabby for a days work,

click here for UPDATED contact information to 13th Regional Corporation Directors.Updates are located throughout this page…

UPDATE: January 24, 2011: The 13th is now known as a “Ghost Corporation” in the media.  Read more about the inactivity of our directors at Alaska Dispatch.

UPDATE: January 7, 2011: New MAILING ADDRESS for 13th Regional Corporation: Visit the offices at Seattle Indian Center, Leschi Building, 611 12th Ave S., Suite 300 Seattle WA 98044-1911 (address provided on State of Alaska filings dated January 4, 2011). A photo of the building is at left.  Better yet, give them a call at , ext. 3, or call Mike Rawley directly, CEO, at .

UPDATE: DEC. 12, 2009: New article on Alaska Dispatch website:  Ailing 13th Regional Corp. shrouded in mystery Mike Rawley is quoted as saying (in response to questions about The 13th’s financial health, future plans, and whether The 13th is in the process of collapsing—posed by Jill Burke, the seasoned reporter for Alaska Dispatch), “that’s for our shareholders to know.” When asked if shareholders have access to that information, he said “the ones that contact us individually do.”  CLICK HERE TO ASK THEM DIRECTLY AND SHARE YOUR RESPONSE WITH 13TH ACCOUNTABILITY.

UPDATE: NOV. 27 2009: On November 9, 2009, Jackie Rashleger filed a new Biennial Report with the State of Alaska. This document, with a change of officers, indicates an ongoing intent (by the named directors) to operate The 13th Regional Corporation, and they need to be continue to be held to the standard of care of ordinary and prudent directors and officers of a corporation. Read below and make your own decision to determine if you believe they are using the care required of directors of native corporations (not providing required financial reports, not having annual meetings, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue and NOT reporting to shareholders).  PLEASE CALL YOUR DIRECTORS AT THE PHONE NUMBERS BELOW!

Remember: No Shareholder Meeting for over 3 years now; as of the last proxy solicitation (which never resulted in an actual meeting of shareholders), Art Smith was NOT elected by shareholders as a director, George Samuel’s term expired in 2007 or 2008, Mike Rawley’s term expired in 2007 or 2008, Jackie Rashleger’s term “expires in 2009”; Tom A. Harris’s term “expires in 2009”, and Christopher J. Kiana’s term “expires in 2008”.

In its last communication with its shareholders, The 13th Regional Corporation’s directors informed its shareholders that members of its Heritage Foundation would “renew contact” with shareholders “in the next few weeks” … “While the Board of The 13th focuses on recovery.” Why they would think that a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation was going to fund the ordinary course of business of a for-profit entity is another question.   Nevertheless, that was nearly one year ago. Click here to see that document.

Since it has now been 3 years since the directors of The 13th Regional Corporation have held an annual meeting of shareholders, this update will serve to inform shareholders and the public of the current status of the Corporation and its subsidiaries from this shareholder’s perspective. As I have always striven to do, I will gladly change information on this page if the directors ask me to do so and provide proof that any of the information is inaccurate. I won’t, however, change information if the posting merely reflects negatively on the directors’ performance.

The lowlights of the directors’ management of The 13th Regional Corporation: No audited financial reports to shareholders since FY 2006 reports were delivered, in violation of federal law 43 USC § 1625 and Alaska Statute 10.06.433. No quarterly financial reports provided despite legal demands from shareholders for well over a year. The directors continue to operate and collect money (revenue of over $700,000 alone from Talon Ridge/Alindeska Development Services LLC). The directors have allowed judgments and liens against the corporation for past employee withholding and employee benefits in the amounts of hundreds of thousands of dollars (see below). Separately, it owes settlement funds for past litigation in the amounts of several hundred thousand dollars. Washington State Tax Warrants have been filed in several counties (amounts undetermined at this time, but believed to be over $100,000). Eviction proceedings were commenced in August 2009 relating to The 13th’s main offices in Tukwila.  Separately, eviction proceedings were commenced in summer 2008 relating to subsidiary offices in Bremerton, Washington. The 13th was alleged have left behind assets:  “Vehicles, office supplies, furniture and equipment were all abandoned in the premises,” alleges one source.

As of October 14th, 2009, The 13th’s web site is now shut down. Its last communication with shareholders was during Fall, 2009. The 13th refused to provide information to regulators in Alaska and to Congressional staff in Washington, DC. Its directors refuse to comply with quarterly demands for financial statements.

As a reminder, these are YOUR directors as taken from The 13th’s web site before the directors allowed it to go dark (the list of directors were taken from the website when it was running, and from publicly filed documents with the State of Alaska; these people may or may not be directors as of 10/15/09; however, they were directors at some point during the period(s) covered in this update, from FY 2006 forward, according to the most recent proxy statements and/or regulatory filings). PLEASE NOTE: FEEL FREE TO SEND THEM E-MAILS BY CLICKING ON THE NAME OF EACH DIRECTOR/OFFICER (* indicates not a director—but an officer—in latest Alaska corporate filings as of January 2011).

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Jacqueline M. Rashleger*
1425 E CATHEDRAL ROCK DR
PHOENIX, AZ 85048

phone: (602) 280-9280
Arizona Time Zone

NOTE:  NO LONGER A DIRECTOR BUT IS IDENTIFIED AS AN OFFICER (SECRETARY) AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011; SHE WAS AN OFFICER AND/OR DIRECTOR DURING THE PERIOD OF MOST OF THE SUBJECT MATTER REPORTED ON THIS PAGE.

Thomas A. “Tom” Harris
3224 Staysail Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516-3521
phone: 907-345-6300
Alaska Time Zone

Business: c/o Tyonek Native Corp.
1689 C Street, Suite #219
Anchorage AK  99501
Tyonek Native Corp phone:
Alaska Time Zone

tharris@tyonek.com
NOTE:  NO LONGER AN OFFICER AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011, ALTHOUGH HE IS IDENTIFIED AS A DIRECTOR .

Michael E. “Mike” Rawley
4372 Melcher Ave.
Lummi Island WA 98262
(principal with Raven Associates LLC)
Raven Associates LLC phone:
Pacific Time Zone

(from Switchboard.com and public records):

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islemickey@aol.com

NOTE:  HOLDS BOTH PRESIDENT AND TREASURER OFFICER TITLES AND IS A DIRECTOR AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011.

Christopher J. “Chris” Kiana
5077 Mills Dr.
Anchorage AK 99508

kiana@gci.net

NOTE:  HOLDS VICE PRESIDENT OFFICER POSITION AND IS A DIRECTOR NOTE:  IDENTIFIED AS A DIRECTOR AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011

George K. Samuel (Xoots-Jinn-Kaa)
27424 – 149th Place SE
Kent WA 98042

(from Switchboard.com):

xootskaa@comcast.net

NOTE:  IDENTIFIED AS A DIRECTOR AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011

(All photos from www.The13thRegion.com or from other public sources; no ownership or copyright interests are implied by their depiction on this website. Phone numbers retrieved from sources available to the public.)

Arthur D. “Art” Smith
Art Smith
5502 Wendy
Paragould AR 72450
Crowley’s Ridge Phone:
Central Time Zone

artsmith@crc.edu
NOTE:  IDENTIFIED AS A DIRECTOR AS OF BIENNIAL FILING OF JANUARY 4, 2011

3 Responses
  1. Jackie Rashleger died on January 26th 2012. See http://bit.ly/A7SQK5

  2. Has anyone put a lien on her estate? Last I heard from your web page she was worth a couple million dollars & if that money came from our corporation then it needs to come back to the shareholders…

    I read the obit, what a horrid way to die, but that may explain why she wasn’t able to fulfill her duties on the board but it still doesn’t excuse the board.

    THANK YOU for your page, I was very impressed & dismayed at the same time about all of the information you worked so hard to provide

    (Carl is the writer of the page I quoted up above, please make sure to give him credit if you use his work & info)

  3. Obituary
    Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Rashleger

    Jacqueline Marie ‘Jackie’ Rashleger Jacqueline Marie ‘Jackie’ Rashleger, age 53, of Anchorage, AK and formerly of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully at her home on January 26, 2012 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Jacqueline, affectionately known as ‘Jackie’ was born in Racine on December 2, 1958 to George ‘Jack’ Rashleger and Lavina ‘Wani’ Hamilton. Jackie was a 1977 graduate of Walden High School in Racine, a 1989 graduate of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage with Deans List Honors and a BA in Human Resource Mgt. Additionally, she was a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1993 where she received her Juris Doctorate (law degree) in Federal Indian Law. There she had been awarded the Deans and Faculty Award. As a student, she drafted a bill which passed the New Mexico state Legislature providing funds to open a Southwest Indian Law Clinic, which is still active. After receiving her law degree, Jackie moved to Phoenix, AZ where she resided until her early retirement due to health issues. She held various law positions, co-owned and operated a construction business, and was past president of the 13th Regional Corporation in Seattle, WA. She moved to Anchorage to be with family in July, 2011. She leaves her loving family including her son, Richard Ketah and granddaughter, Victoria, of Anchorage; father, Jack (Carol Jacoby) of Racine; mother, Wani of Anchorage; sister Jean (Sri) Reddi and niece, Alaina Reddi of San Ramon, CA; step-sister Wanda Jacoby of Racine. Further surviving are many special cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends too numerous to mention by name. Jackie will be fondly remembered by many people whom she touched with her “heart of gold”. She loved Alaska native culture and was involved in native organizations which help people. Jackie was a very talented and artistic person. She loved “road trips” and enjoyed traveling abroad with her sister. She also enjoyed many fishing trips with her son in Alaska. In keeping with Jackie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Services were conducted on January 29, 2012 in Anchorage. A private family memorial will be held in Racine to reflect on the life and memory of Jackie. Those wishing to remember Jackie in a special way may direct memorials to the American Cancer Society .