2018 AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon
January 31st, 2018 | 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. | Dena’ina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage
Tickets go on sale to the public January 1, 2018. For the password to purchase Investor tickets, contact
Darleen Fernandez at email@example.com or 334-1208.
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Keynote Speaker, Ron Duncan
Ron Duncan is CEO of GCI. He first came to Alaska in 1977 with some Alaska friends he met during graduate school. He moved to North Pole, Alaska in 1978 where he lived while starting a cable television company in Fairbanks. In 1979 Ron moved to Anchorage where he and Bob Walp started GCI. In the 37 ensuing years GCI has grown to become the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska with more than 2,200 employees and almost $1 billion in revenues.
In April of 2017 GCI and Liberty Interactive Corporation signed an agreement to combine GCI with certain assets of Liberty Ventures Group to create a new corporation with an enterprise value of $8.4 billion to be called GCI Liberty. The transaction valued GCI at $2.8 billion. Following closing of the proposed transaction Ron will continue to run GCI.
Ron is a passionate pilot with more than 8,000 hours of flight time in everything from single engine amphibious planes to mid-size jets. He is a board member and past chairman of the National Business Aviation Association. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Cable Labs, which is the telecommunications industry’s technology think tank. He is a past chairman of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation.
Ron has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard.
Keynote Speaker, Joe Marushack
AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon
When: Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Dena’ina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage
10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall: Join AEDC in the Dena’ina Lobby to learn more about the Live. Work. Play. initaitive!
11:00 a.m. Doors open for the Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Economic Forecast Luncheon
Event sponsorships are available!
To learn about the opportunities still available for the 2018 Economic Forecast Luncheon, contact Darleen Fernandez at (907) 334-1208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributing Sponsors: Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, BDO USA, LLP, CIRI, Copper Valley Telecom, Denali Federal Credit Union, First National Bank Alaska, KeyBank, KPMG, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Providence Health & Services Alaska
Supporting Sponsors: Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Alyeska Resort, Chugach Electric Association, Northern Air Cargo, The Alaska Club, The Strive Group, The Studio at The Alaska Club, The Superior Group, Inc.