Staff

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

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Tosha Swan
Manager of Programs & Communication

Tosha graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Public Communications. In 2019, she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Graphic Design from Full Sail University. She coordinates the "Make it Monday" forums, which are weekly forums focused on policy debates and initiatives, resource development updates, and innovative commerce discussions in Alaska. She is also the Young Professionals Group Director and is involved in membership communication and more.

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

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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

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Kaylin Smith
Event 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 is currently in the process of obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at 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 appreciating the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer such as hiking, camping, and fishing.

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

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Tahnee Conte-Seccareccia
Operations Coordinator

Tahnee started on March 25 as our new Operations Coordinator and brings experience in office management from previous positions, including from her most recent work as a paralegal and as a teacher in the Anchorage School District. She also has over eight years of experience working in Anchorage's vibrant travel and tourism industry. She will assume the duties of handling payables, receivables and other support functions critical to our day-to-day operations.

Tahnee has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and is very active in Oregon Alumni activities here in town, including serving as the president of the Alaska Ducks Alumni Group. She is also passionate about the Anchorage community and is currently an at-large board member for the Spenard Community Council Executive Board.

(907) 677-7100 | tahnee@anchoragechamber.org