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JR Wilcox | Venture North Group

JR Wilcox




Baxter Senior Living |   Managing Member | 2015 – Present   | Anchorage Alaska 

In 2014 Mr. Wilcox co-founded BSL as a development company targeting construction of a high-quality private pay senior living community in Anchorage’s U-Med District.  Multiple market studies have supported the urget need for such a project within Anchorage, which is experiencing the highest growth of seniors in the nation, but has very few facilities of reasonable quality.  The project is slated to begin construction in summer of 2017.

Prudhoe Bay Chemical  | President | 2014 – Present | Anchorage Alaska

In 2014 Mr. Wilcox founded PBC with the vision that small-scale petrochemical manufacturing represents a lucrative niche market in Alaska.  He has obtained exclusive rights to the most promising such technology, completed front-end engineering and is currently developing contracts to supply methanol manufacturing services.

Cook Inlet Energy | President | 2009-2015 | Anchorage Alaska

In 2009 Mr. Wilcox co-founded CIE.  He successfully developed its business plan, raised funds to acquire its core assets, and obtained all necessary permits and licenses for it to become a successful oil & gas company.  He played a key role in transforming the company from an idea into one of Alaska’s most significant independent oil companies.  His duties included permitting, regulatory compliance, government relations, and project management.

Pacific Energy Resources | HSE Manager | 2008-2009 | Anchorage Alaska

As Pacific Energy’s HSE Manager, responsibilities included every aspect of running an oil and gas operation in Alaska: air permits, PSM compliance, waste disposal, C-Plans, drinking water systems, etc. In this role Mr. Wilcox solved a laundry list of outstanding HSE issues at the facilities, and put operations on a path of continuous improvement.  The small size of the company gave Mr. Wilcox the opportunity to gain expertise in many areas outside the traditional HSE realm as well.  Mr. Wilcox was the “face” of Pacific Energy to its regulators, and established a solid working relationships with those agencies.

BP Exploration Alaska | HSE Compliance Assurance Coordinator | 2007 – 2008 | Anchorage Alaska

Mr. Wilcox was hired by BP Alaska to work in a broad role to assess and strengthen the integrity of the processes and systems in place to assure HSE compliance across the North Slope. 

Hoefler Consulting Group | Associate Scientist | 2001 – 2007 | Anchorage Alaska

As an environmental consultant Mr. Wilcox worked for a variety of clients, principally in the oil and gas industry.  His biggest clients were BP Exploration and Forest Oil. He specialized in air permitting and compliance, but branched out into a wide variety of disciplines, becoming sought after on subjects as diverse as data management, water/wastewater, construction permitting and meteorological monitoring.


University of Alaska Fairbanks | December 2001
Master of Science, Environmental Chemistry , magna cum laude                                                                

University of Alaska Fairbanks | May 1999
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, cum laude
Outstanding Chemistry Senior and Honors Thesis Scholar  

Juneau Douglas High School | May 1996
High School Diploma


  • Chairman, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce (Also past chair and member of various committees including legislative and energy)
  • Trustee, Alaska Christian College
  • Named one of Alaska’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2012 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce
  • Oil & Gas Transition Team Member for Walker Administration
  • Past National Chairman of Safety & Environment Committee, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Host Committee Member for 2015 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference


Contact Info

Phone : (907) 310-2637
Email : jrwilcox@venturenorthgroup.com