Monica James


Effective June 1, 2014, Monica James will be the new Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Calista Corporation

Huntsville, AL, May 30, 2014– Effective June 1, 2014, Monica James will be the new Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Calista Corporation. Monica is joining the Calista executive team after a hugely successful three years as the President of Yulista Holding.

Her compassion for the employees has reinvigorated Yulista Holding and its subsidiaries. And her professional skillset has set her apart as a dynamic leader with business skills, compassion for people, and passion for her fellow shareholders. – Josh Herren, Executive VP, COO Yulista Holding, LLC

James joins the Calista executive team after serving several years in Yulista Holding, LLC, Calista’s largest holding company. James brings an impressive resume to the position. She served as the chief financial officer and then vice president of business operations and administration for the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. Her journey with Calista Corporation began at Yulista Holding, as the vice president of business strategy before becoming its president and CEO.

Over the last three years, James has served Yulista Holding with passion and excellence and has succeeded in diversifying the revenue and client base of Yulista. Under James’ leadership, Yulista and its subsidiaries won the Prototype Integration Facility follow-on contract, the Missouri TASMG (aircraft maintenance) contract, the Aircraft Integration and Maintenance contract, and other base operations and technical service contracts. James is passionate about working for her home region. Originally from Alakanuk, she graduated from Bethel Regional High School. James is eager for the opportunity to work with Calista President and CEO Andrew Guy and the rest of the executives to increase shareholder value and to spread hope to the region.

Josh Herren will become the president and CEO of Yulista Holding. Herren previously worked as the company’s EVP and COO. Additionally, Paul May, the current director of finance, is being promoted to EVP and COO for Yulista Holding.

Christine Klein served with distinction as the EVP and COO of Calista for the last five years and the organization is grateful to her for contributions to the success of the corporation and the Calista region.

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