Navigate North delivers for clients at the intersection of business and public policy.

We bring unparalleled expertise in resource development, trade, technology, communications and government at every level from Alaska to Washington D.C. 

Founded by former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Arctic rural expert John Moller, NavNorth provides a level of community relations and business consultation that simply cannot be found anywhere else 

When you need innovative solutions, local insight and a network of nationwide relationships, NavNorth delivers.

about

who we are

We are problem-solvers—navigators—in the business, community, and public policy arenas, from Alaska to Washington, D.C.

Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell served as Governor of Alaska from 2009-2014, and as lieutenant governor and a state legislator before that. In public office, Governor Parnell was known for creating an economic climate for investment and job creation, for educational opportunities, safer communities, energy solutions, and stronger families. Besides public service, Governor Parnell has significant private sector experience across decades as an attorney and a business owner.

John Moller

John served for almost six years in the Alaska Governor’s Office as the Rural Advisor for two governors. In that capacity and in his life as an Alaskan, John has traveled to hundreds of Alaskan communities and worked with community leaders around the state to meet the challenges of rural Alaska and the Bush related to infrastructure, energy, village safe water, and building local economies.

services

what we do

Strategic Planning

We diagnose, communicate and help resolve sensitive internal and public issues for companies and communities. 

We define the problem by gathering factual information and identifying root causes. We work with our clients to develop solutions—thinking through alternative ways of tackling the problem. We evaluate costs and benefits of solutions and work with clients to pick a problem-solving approach that fits our client’s vision and circumstances. Then we develop strategies for implementing.

Charting Solutions

Through a strong network of professionals, whether from inside your organization or those we bring to the table through relationships built across decades in Alaska, we get the most experienced, competent people working together to implement strategies tailored for you and your organization.

Growing Opportunity

We work with clients to identify paths to opportunity, problem-solving, and growth. 

We are executive leadership and public policy consultants for businesses, local governments and nonprofits.

clients

who we serve

In the public sector, we accept local governments as clients, including boroughs, cities and tribal entities.

For Businesses/Organizations:

  • We navigate the political and regulatory landscape from Alaska to Washington, D.C.
  • We engage Alaska communities on your behalf.
  • We maximize the strengths of your existing team through leadership coaching and management consulting.
  • We identify and pursue new economic opportunities for you.

For Communities and Local Governments:

  • We identify and pursue economic development opportunities with you.
  • We work to identify private sector investors in infrastructure and services for your community and pursue them with you.
  • We work with you to solve difficult issues facing communities.

Strategic Planning:

  • We diagnose, communicate and help resolve sensitive internal and public issues for companies and communities.

We define each problem based on objective data by gathering factual information and identifying root causes. We work with our clients to develop solutions—thinking through alternative ways of tackling the problem. We evaluate benefits and costs of solutions and work with clients to pick a problem-solving approach that fits our client’s vision and circumstances. Then we develop strategies for implementing our solutions.

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