In 1974, NMS began as NANA Commercial Catering during the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, managing food services for the camps on Alaska’s North Slope. Building on its success, NANA Commercial Catering, owned by NANA Development Corporation (NDC), and Mannings Alaska began a joint venture to serve pipeline camps at Deadhorse and Sheep Creek. The business continued to thrive, and in 1986, Marriott bought out Mannings. The company name was changed to NANA Marriott.
In 1997, NDC opened its first Marriott hotel franchise, the Courtyard Anchorage Airport. Management of the new hotel, and all subsequent hotels developed by NDC, was assigned to their NANA Marriott joint venture, increasing the service offerings of the burgeoning NANA Marriott.
In 1998, the partnership changed again. Sodexo, an international food services company, purchased Marriott Managed Services, the division of Marriott involved in the partnership with NDC. NDC and Sodexo formed a new partnership to create the current company, NANA Management Services, LLC. In addition to this change, Purcell Security and NANA Corporate Services (now called NMS Security and NMS Staffing, respectively), all previously owned and managed by NDC, became part of NMS, once again expanding company capabilities.
Now known as NMS, NANA Management Services is owned by NDC and Sodexo Alaska, LLC and continues to provide a varied portfolio of essential support services in Alaska and across the contiguous U.S.