Polar Bears International

Jack Omelak

Jack Omelak

Jack Omelak is the Executive Director of the Alaska Nanuuq Commission. He is also a U.S. Co-Chair for the U.S. Russia Bi-Lateral Commission for the Chukchi Polar Bear, which is responsible for making management decisions regarding the shared Alaska-Chukotka polar bear population. 

In addition, Jack is a Member of the Policy Working Group and Executive Steering Committee for the U.S. Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan, a founding member of the Arctic Marine Mammal Coalition, and a founding member and Officer of the Arctic Waterway Safety Committee. 

He was raised in both Nome and Anchorage and has backgrounds in Natural Science, Anthropology, and Rural Development.