AEDC History AEDC Formed June 2, 1987 Read more AEDC Board of Directors Appointed June 1987 Read more FedEx Arrives at Airport 1988 Read more AEDC - Public to Private January 1989 Read more Alyeska Resort Expansion 1991 Read more Buy Alaska Launch 1992 Read more Ship Creek Redevelopment 1992 Read more Air Passenger Service Incentive 1993 Read more Buy Alaska Success 1995 Read more New Business Incentive Program 1996 Read more Top of the World Cargo Summit 1997 Read more Seafood Reports Published 1999 Read more Annual Luncheons Announced 2000 Read more Military Logistics Research 2000 Read more Vision Anchorage 2001 Read more Economic Forecast Luncheon January 2002 Read more Federal Cool Supply Chain Demonstration Project Grant 2003 Read more Dena'ina Convention Center Project 2004 Read more Foreign Trade Project 2004 Read more Alaska Workforce Development Conference 2005 Read more Business Recruitment Campaign 2005 Read more MOUs Open New Markets January 2007 Read more 19 Years of Job Growth January 2007 Read more Anchorage Big Wild Life™ 2007 Read more Anchorage Comprehensive Econ. Devel. Strategy 2007 Read more Southcentral Energy Policy December 2007 Read more Performance Tracking January 2008 Read more Southcentral Economic Development Agreement May 2008 Read more Alaska Film Production Incentive Program June 2008 Read more Three-Year Outlook Launch July 2008 Read more Anchorage Prospector Launch October 2008 Read more Anchorage Business Confidence Index Launch February 2009 Read more Heart of Anchorage Dena'ina Award March 2009 Read more Rungis Express 2009 Read more Live. Work. Play. 2010 Read more Anchorage First Launch 2010 Read more Live. Work. Play. Grows 2011 Read more FexEx Growth 2012 Read more For the Love of Anchorage 2012 Read more AEDC Celebrates 25 Years June 2, 2012 Read more Alaska Entrepreneurship Week Launch July 2013 Read more Alaska Innovator Launch July 2013 Read more KivaZip 2013 Read more Mt. View & Fairview Economic Development 2013 Read more IEDC Selects Anchorage For 2015 October 2013 Read more BRE Survey Launch April 2014 Read more Air Cargo Development Study October 2014 Read more AEDC Past Board Chairs and President/CEOs Scott Hawkins President and CEO 1987-1995 Gerald Grilly Board Chair 1988 G. Wilson Hughes Board Chair 1989 Ronald Duncan Board Chair 1990-1991 Tennys Owens Board Chair 1992 Michael Stone Board Chair 1993 Mary Hughes Board Chair 1994 Max Lowe Board Chair 1995 Patricia DeMarco President and CEO 1995-1999 Michael Brady Board Chair 1996 Ernest Hall Board Chair 1997 B. John Shipe Board Chair 1998 Melvin Nichols Board Chair 1999 Larry Crawford President and CEO 1999-2004 James Gorski Board Chair 2001 Gene O'Hara Board Chair 2002 Kathleen Porterfield Board Chair 2003 Larry Cash Board Chair 2004 Robert Poe President & CEO 2004-2007 Edward Lamb Board Chair 2005 John Parrott Board Chair 2006 Sophie Minich Board Chair 2007 Bill Popp President & CEO 2007-Present Brian Nerland Board Chair 2008 Dennis Mitchell Board Chair 2009 Lon Wilson Board Chair 2010 Chris Brown Board Chair 2011 Greg Pearce Board Chair 2012 Joe Everhart Board Chair 2013 Timothy Vig Board Chair 2014 Mike Prozeralik Board Chair 2015 Jim Hasle Board Chair 2016 Marilyn Romano Board Chair 2017 Raquel Edelen Board Chair 2018 Lynn Rust Henderson Board Chair 2019-2020 Mike Huston Board Chair 2021 Click here to view our current Board of Directors.