Board of Directors

Full Board

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.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Elected

Joy Merriner
Joy Merriner

Chair
BDO USA, LLP

Paul Rusch
Paul Rusch

Vice-Chair
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

Art Clark
Art Clark

Real Estate Brokers of Alaska

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Barbara Donatelli

CIRI

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Danicia Shiryayev

Northrim Bank

Ed Hendrickson
Ed Hendrickson

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

Jim Kosta
Jim Kostka

AlaskanData

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Jin Chen

Skylar Travel

JR Wilcox
J.R. Wilcox

Prudhoe Bay Chemical and Baxter Senior Living

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Julie Hasquet

Chugach Electric Association

Julie Taylor
Julie Taylor

Alaska Regional Hospital

Kyle Griffiths
Kyle Griffiths

Secretary-Treasurer

BELL & Associates

Ryan Swalling
Ryann Swalling

KPB Architects

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson

Chair
Alaska Airlines

Appointed

Barbara Amy
Barbara Amy

Alaska Railroad

Calvin Schrage
Calvin Schrage

Frontier Tutoring,LLC

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Chris Block

Alyeska Resort

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David Hannon

New York Life and Eagle Strategies

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Gary Scott

Thompson & Co.

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Jennifer Starck

BP

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Melissa Reiser

First National Bank of Alaska

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Dr. Michael Bernstein

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson

KTUU

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Neil Gunn

Venture North Group

Nicolle
Nicolle Welch

Wells Fargo

Ex-Officios

Bill Popp
Bill Popp

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

Chris Schutte
Christopher M. Schutte

Municipality of Anchorage

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Colonel Patricia Csànk

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)

Deena Bishop
Deena Bishop

Anchorage School District

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Forrest Dunbar

Assemblyman

George Vakalis
George Vakalis

(at-large)

Vakalis Consulting

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Holly White

Cook Inlet Housing Authority

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Julie Saupe

Visit Anchorage

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Karen Markel

University of Alaska Anchorage