AEDC Voice is a webinar series hosted the second Wednesday of every month by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), sponsored by People AK (Alaska Executive Search and Bradison Management Group). The series will consist of a deeper dive into AEDC reports and interviews with key business leaders from different industry sectors that will provide an opportunity for AEDC investor companies to gain better insights into important companies, business leaders, and industry trends.
Join us Feb. 2, 10 a.m. for AEDC Voice with sponsor People AK (Alaska Executive Search & Bradison Management Group). AEDC Voice is a free monthly webinar that takes a deeper dive into AEDC reports and interviews with key business leaders from different industry sectors.
This month’s webinar is free for AEDC investors, just register here: https://bit.ly/AEDCwebinar. There will also be a limited number of registrations available for the general public available by contacting Development Director Kate Matheson at email@example.com or 334-1207.
Mark Burgess is the Interim President/CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Credit Union 1. Prior to joining Credit Union 1 in 2018, Mark served as Vice President of Customer Success for SilverCloud, a technology organization with which he helped various nationwide credit unions manage their policies and procedures. He also has experience in IT and infrastructure for a consulting agency that worked with nonprofits who serve at-risk populations. As Interim President/CEO and CTO at Credit Union 1, Mark is uniquely in tune with the technology that drives this organization and its focus on enhancing the member experience.
At the heart of Credit Union 1’s mission in Alaska, they strive to promote healthy, thriving communities by always putting people first. Recently, they embraced this mission in the design and opening of their new Financial Center South in Anchorage. This future-forward facility features a sleek layout paired with comfortable conversation-based service, and it does away with traditional teller lines. Strategic changes throughout Financial Center South represent a passion for meeting Alaskans where they’re at on their financial journey – not just through products and services but through a physical environment that caters to the diversity of Credit Union 1 members while encouraging an equitable and inclusive experience. Credit Union 1’s newest location sets the example of what technology and comfort looks like in the financial sphere, so Alaskans can easily manage financial transactions without stress or confusion – while creating space and ability for tackling bigger financial goals. Learn more about this unique facility and Credit Union 1’s perspective on serving Alaska at this must-see upcoming webinar.
Credit Union 1 is an Alaskan financial cooperative with a mission to help members achieve their financial goals by focusing on excellent service and value. Founded in 1952, Credit Union 1 has 12 branches, over 93,000 members and $1.4 billion in assets. Anyone who lives or works in Alaska is eligible to join Credit Union 1.
For access to the webinar recordings, please visit your membership portal or contact Kate Matheson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January webinar featured Dr. Denise Runge, the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She previously served as UAA’s Dean of the Community & Technical College. With over 25 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, Dean, and senior administrator in four states, Denise brings a particular focus on collaboration, improving student access and success, and aligning educational programs to local needs. Dr. Runge holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Alabama, and has written and lectured internationally on state, commercial, and Native gambling policies and their impacts.
The December webinar featured Renee Rafferty, regional director of behavioral health at Providence Alaska and shared insights on Providence’s behavioral health strategy for Alaska’s children, including the importance of investing in the health of our children and families through behavioral health integration within the academic environment, highlighting early intervention and prevention as a key strategy for increasing the health of the community through the pandemic and beyond.
The November webinar featured Hugh Short of Pt Capital, discussing COVID-19’s impact on the business world, the trends developing as a result and how they relate to the Alaska economy. In addition, Short provided insight into successfully managing a portfolio of assets that represent tourism, technology and energy services sectors during the unprecedented times we have been living through.
The October webinar featured Nuvision CEO Roger Ballard introducing Nuvision Credit Union Alaska, the result of a recent merger with Denali Federal Credit Union. With a behind-the-scenes look at merging with a credit union with a more than 70-history of serving Alaskans, Ballard discusses the challenges and opportunities managed along the way. He shares Nuvision’s commitment in Alaska and provides insight to the credit union’s investment in community and members.
The June webinar featured Rob Gillam, CEO, McKinley Management. Gillam’s presentation focused on private investment opportunities in Alaska. He discussed why global investors are interested in Alaska and how private investment can benefit the state. Gillam also provided an overview of the work being done through McKinley Alaska Private Investment, LLC.
The May webinar featured the Anchorage Homelessness Leadership Council. HLC is a group of 11 Alaska business leaders, representing some of the largest companies in the city, providing their expertise, resources and time to advance solutions to eliminate homelessness. HLC members featured on this month’s AEDC Voice are Carol Gore, president and CEO of Cook Inlet Housing Authority; Paul Landes, senior vice president of GCI; and Greg Cerbana, vice president at Weidner Apartment Homes.
The April webinar featured Bill Popp, AEDC President & CEO. Popp’s presentation included a recap of reports and trends from the 2021 Economic Forecast Luncheon earlier in the year, with updated analysis on current conditions and what to expect for 2021.
The March webinar featured Dave Karp, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for Saltchuk Alaska. Dave’s presentation provided an overview of Saltchuk as a global company, with specific information on the company’s Alaska operating footprint, employment impacts, corporate citizenship and role in the overall economy. He also shared thoughts on the impact of the pandemic and the company’s general outlook for future.