Rebecca Windt Pearson has been named general counsel for the Anchorage-based telecommunications company, GCI co-founder and CEO Tom Duncan announced in a news release.

Pearson succeeds GCI veteran executive Tina Pidgeon. 

For the past two years, Pearson has served as the municipal attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage. She served as GCI senior director of real estate and land use counsel from 2015 to 2017, and was previously a shareholder at Ashburn and Mason, P. C. and a law clerk for Judge Morgan Christen, then an Alaska Supreme Court justice. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and was one of Alaska’s 2018 Top Forty under 40.

Duncan said, “I am pleased to welcome Becky back to GCI to fill this critical senior role. Tina has distinguished herself as a valued strategic leader and leaves big shoes to fill. I’d like to thank her for all that she has done on behalf of GCI and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.” 

For close to a decade, Pidgeon has guided many GCI strategic and advocacy initiatives, including launching GCI’s first women’s professional development organization. Her contributions to GCI and the telecommunications industry have earned her numerous business honors, including Multichannel News’ Wonder Woman Award and multiple Cablefax awards.  

GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Anchorage, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America.