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Meet the Staff

Consider the Anchorage Chamber staff a resource that comes with your membership. Discover ways to get involved, connect with other Anchorage business professionals, and ultimately maximize your membership.

Bruce Bustamante

Bruce Bustamante
President

Bruce Bustamante is the President of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and has lived and worked in Anchorage for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Previously, Bruce was vice president of Community and Public Affairs for Princess Cruises where he served for eight years. Prior to that, Bruce was president and CEO of the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, now known as Visit Anchorage, where he served in that capacity for seven years. During that time, Bruce was directly involved with two campaigns to build a new convention center in Anchorage, which passed voter approval in 2005.

Bruce also worked for Alaska Airlines as Regional Sales Director where he managed three sales offices in Alaska from 1992-2000. Bruce worked for Alaska Airlines for 17 years and lived and worked in Seattle, Tucson, and Los Angeles before moving to Alaska.

(907) 677-7109 | bruce@anchoragechamber.org

Tosha Swan

Tosha Swan
Manager of Programs & Communication
Director, Young Professionals Group

Tosha Swan joined the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in June 2016 as the Manager of Programs & Communication. In February 2019, she also took on the role of Director of the Anchorage Chamber's Young Professionals Group.

Tosha graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Public Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. In 2019, she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Graphic Design from Full Sail University. She has over a decade of experience in journalism and publishing, PR and marketing, graphic design, and event management.

Tosha believes that in life, you should never stop learning. She is a member of AIGA Alaska, the Public Relations Society of America Alaska Chapter, American Marketing Association Alaska Chapter, and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. She has volunteered on the board of AIGA Alaska, the professional association for design, since 2016, and is a member of advisory committees at the UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications, and the Anchorage School District's Career Technical Education program.

Tosha grew up in Kenai, AK and has lived in Anchorage since 2003. Outside of work, Tosha enjoys traveling, the great outdoors, and adventuring with her nine-year-old daughter, LilyAnn.

(907) 677-7103 | tosha@anchoragechamber.org

Tabitha Karpow

Tabitha Karpow
Membership Sales Manager

Tabitha joined the Anchorage Chamber in 2016 as membership sales coordinator and was promoted to membership sales manager in 2017. Prior to joining the Anchorage Chamber she worked in the financial services industry and human resources in a variety of positions such as: member services representative, financial services representative, employment services specialist, and benefits specialist.

Tabitha currently serves as Anchorage Chamber liaison to the Membership Committee, Business Development Committee, and Ambassador Council. She sits on the board of the Anchorage Library Foundation and School Business Partnership program. She was also recently recognized by Food Bank of Alaska as a Hunger Action Hero.

Tabitha is proud to be a lifelong Alaskan. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and large extended family doing all things Alaskan: fishing, camping, hiking, and berry picking. She loves living in Anchorage and in her free time enjoys: reading, gardening, volunteering, going to concerts, and dining at Anchorage’s great restaurants with friends and family.

(907) 677-7110 | tabitha@anchoragechamber.org

Kaylin Smith

Kaylin Smith
Events Coordinator

Kaylin has stepped into the role of Event Coordinator after joining the Anchorage Chamber team in 2018. She enjoys the planning process and putting together all the details to ensure quality, successful events. Through coordinating events during the year, Kaylin works to create a lively and prosperous environment for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and its members.

Kaylin has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. As she is looking to further her career in marketing, she is applying her skills of consumer behavior and the basics of marketing research. When she’s not coordinating events, Kaylin can be found spending time outside, cooking, and more recently practicing modern calligraphy.

(907) 677-7111 | kaylin@anchoragechamber.org

Dr. Jocasta Olp

Dr. Jocasta Olp
Diversity Coordinator

Jocasta joined the Anchorage Chamber in March 2019. She spearheads the Chamber's mission to have a board that reflects the diversity of our city and a growing membership of businesses representing the diversity of our business owners and entrepreneurs. She provides insight and advice on diversity and inclusion engagement.

Jocasta is also an accomplished healthcare leader with a proven track record of success and over 10 years of healthcare experience. She is formally trained as a clinical pharmacist and managed care professional and currently serves as a Clinical Consultant for OptumRx.

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