Board of Directors
For over 100 years Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is able to advance a successful business climate because of its hard-working staff and dedicated board of directors. The board of directors represents both large and small businesses with diverse backgrounds and vocations. The board of directors makes decisions about issues with the needs of the entire membership in mind.
The board of directors is comprised entirely of volunteers who attend monthly board meetings, speaking engagements, Anchorage Chamber events and activities and support the business community.
Former members of the board of directors include Mayors George Wuerch and Zach Loussac; Augie Hiebert, who was instrumental in bringing telecommunications to Alaska; and Robert Atwood, who was a pioneer in the Anchorage newspaper industry.
2020 Board Election Timeline
The bylaws state the election take place the third week in July and that the nominating committee shall be appointed 45 days prior. Utilizing that schedule with the definition of the election/launch date being the same, the schedule would be:
Tuesday, June 16 Notice to Members re: Petition Process
Tuesday, July 7 Deadline for Petition/Submit Photos and Bios
Friday, July 10 Posting of Nominees on Website/E-News
Monday, July 13 Deadline to Launch Ballot
Tuesday, July 28 Deadline to Complete Ballot
Tuesday, August 4 Results Announced
Become a Member of the Board of Directors
The Anchorage Chamber board has five seats up for election. These seats are three-year terms beginning September 1, 2020.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will induct newly-elected board members at its first fiscal board meeting in September. Anchorage Chamber members may apply and file a petition to be placed on the election ballot by July 7, 2020.
Interested in becoming an Anchorage Chamber board member?
Follow these simple instructions:
- Submit the online application at bit.ly/ACCboard.
- Obtain at least 20 separate Anchorage Chamber member signatures (all in good standing) on the petition form. Please limit one member per business to sign. Due to COVID-19, electronic signatures will be accepted.
- Petitions can be attached to the online application. Or,
- mail or drop off to the Anchorage Chamber, c/o Bruce Bustamante 1016 W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 303, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
- fax to (907) 272-4117
- Bios and headshots can be attached to the online application. Or, email to Tosha Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline is 5 pm on July 7, 2020.
2019-2020 Board of Directors
BDO USA, LLP
Real Estate Brokers of Alaska
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Thompson & Co.
Prudhoe Bay Chemical and Baxter Senior Living
Chugach Electric Association
Alaska Regional Hospital
New York Life and Eagle Strategies
First National Bank of Alaska
Dr. Michael Bernstein
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Venture North Group
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
Christopher M. Schutte
Municipality of Anchorage
Colonel Patricia Csànk
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)
Anchorage School District