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GCI Exec Dana Tindall Perishes In Alaskan Plane Crash

Dana Tindall, GCI's senior vice president of legal, regulatory and governmental affairs, was one of the five people that died when the Alaska cable company's plane crashed on Monday near Dillingham.

GCI's Web site confirmed that Tindall, along with her 16-year-old daughter Corey, perished in the crash, which also claimed the lives of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, his former aide Bill Phillips and the pilot Terry Smith.

The four other passengers -- William Phillips, Jr., former NASA adminstrator Sean O'Keefe, his son Kevin, and Jim Morhard, a Washington lobbyist and former chief of staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee -- survived the crash. The elder O'Keefe is currently chief executive of the U.S. division of European defense contractor EADS North America.

Tindall leaves behind a husband, Virgil Peachey, and a son, Connor Tindall.

"Our hearts are with Dana's family," said GCI president and CEO Ron Duncan in a statement on the site. "Dana and her daughter Corey were a big part of our GCI family and we are devastated by the news of their passing."
A 24-year GCI veteran, Tindall had served in her current role since mid-1993. Previously, she served as GCI's vice president of regulatory affairs.
Tindall has served as an adjunct professor of regulatory economics at Alaska Pacific University. She is a past board member of both the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and the Alaska Council on Economic Education.
Tindall earned her bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.