Alicia Siira is the Executive Director of Associated General Contractors (AGO of Alaska, a role she took on in September 2018. Previously, Siira spent nearly six years as a deputy director for the Alaska Miners Association. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho, followed by her MBA from UAA in 2014. Siira has a unique and profound understanding of Alaska's industrial endeavors from growing up in Alaska in a placer mining family.
Alaska Business: What do you do in your free time?
Alicia Siira: I enjoy spending time with my husband, Daniel. He coaches high school hockey and plays in a men's league, so we spend a lot of time at the rink. We love weekends with our family in the outdoors of Big Lake and Petersville, fly fishing and camping with friends.
AB: Is there a skill you're currently developing or have always wanted to learn?
Siira: I have a personal goal to improve my golf game in 2020. I would also love to master one, solid go-to karaoke song.
AB: What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Siira: Probably skydiving on my 18th birthday. Some of my hunting experiences have been pretty extreme as well. Alaska is still a very wild and dangerous place that will test your physical and mental fortitude.
AB: What's your go-to comfort food?
AB: What's your favorite way to exercise?
Siira: Group fitness classes. I am making decisions and critically thinking all day long, so it's one aspect of my life I just show up for and don't have to plan.