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Board of Directors

  2024 Board of Directors

 

Ryan Strong

First National Bank Alaska
Board Chair

Michelle Klouda

RIM Architects
Vice Chair

Mark Filipenko

Bond Filipenko Commercial Properties
Secretary/Treasurer

Laura Edmondson

Edmondson Consulting
Immediate Past Chair

Dave Cavitt

Alaska Furniture Company
At-Large Member

David Karp, Saltchuk
Billy Wailand,
GCI
Florian Borowski, Providence
Walter Featherly, Calista Corp.
Tim Thompson,
Alaska Airlines
Matt Clarkson, Chugach Electric
Jennifer Opsut, Alaska Regional
Joe Kotarski, Conoco Phillips Alaska
Jay Hermanson, Kuna Engineering
Carol Gore, Weidner Apartment Homes

Ex-Officio Members

Mayor Dave Bronson
Mike Robbins
Randy Sulte
Zac Johnson
Chris Constant

Choose Anchorage
Leadership Committee 

Chris Swalling
Founder, Swalling & Associates

Dan Newman
Founder, Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals

Dave Cavitt
President, Furniture Enterprises

Jacob Lyons
Director of Motorcoach Operations, Premier Alaska Tours

Jen Motyka
Owner, Blitz Promotions

John Rense
Board Member, Girdwood Inc.

Marilyn Romano
Regional Vice President, Alaska Airlines

Mark Begich
President & CEO, Northern Compass Group

Michelle Klouda
Owner & Managing Principal, RIM Architects

Mike Huston
President, Northrim Bank

Sophie Minich
President & CEO, CIRI 

Shane Durand
Chief Operating Officer, Central Environmental Inc.

Investors Council

Vic Angoco, Maston, Inc
Beth Barnes, Alaska Communications
Logan Birch, McKinley Management Group
Laura Bruce, Alaska Wealth Advisors
Maria Bourne, Denali Universal Services
Jharrett Bryantt, Anchorage School District
Dani Camden
, Lynden Logistics
Craig Campbell, Ted Stevens Anchorage Int.
Larry Cash, Rim Architects
Art Clark, Nenu Realty Group Anchorage
Art Dahlin, Tote Maritime, Inc.
James Doughty, BDO
Evalu Filitaula, Solid Waste Services
Tony Freije, Alaska News Source 
Carol Gore
, Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Jay Hermanson, Kuna Engineering
Mike Huston, Northrim Bank

Radhika Krishna, Anchorage Downtown Partnership
Gabe Lyman,
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Kathleen McArdle,
Chamber of Commerce
Jim McCollum
, AWWU
Dennis Mitchell, Lyden International
Tracy Morris, Keybank
Steve Noble, DOWL
Steve Ribuffo, Port of Alaska
Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines
Denise Runge, University of Alaska Anchorage
Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage
Christy Terry, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Tabitha Toloff, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Ethan Tyler, CIRI
Brendyn Shiflea, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber
Lon Wilson, Alera Group Inc.