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Board of Directors

The Visit Anchorage Board of Directors represents 10 membership categories. Directors are elected by the membership in the last quarter of each year and seated in the first quarter to serve a three year term. Chair-appointed board members serve a one-year term.

The members of the Board of Directors donate their time and talents to promote the community to visitors for the benefit of the entire membership. The board is comprised of representatives from Visit Anchorage's membership, with involvement from all categories of travel and tourism, including the public and private sectors. Visit Anchorage’s President & CEO serves as a non-voting member. The board sets policy, guides Visit Anchorage, and develops strategic plans for the future.

Officers

Schawna Thoma, Chair
Northern Compass Group
Services - Professional

Mandy Hawes, Vice-chair
Get Lost Travel Vans
Transportation

Nicole Geils, Treasurer
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Activities and Attractions
 

Lana Ramos, Secretary
Spenard Roadhouse
Dining

Jin Chen, Immediate Past Chair
Brilliant Connection Consulting
Services - Professional

Directors

Cyrus Aldeman
Alaska Trolley Tours
Activities and Attractions

Allison Bendis
Klondike Promotions
Services - Professional

Lori Brewer
Caffe D'arte / Alaska Coffee and Restaurant Equipment
Dining

Karen Bronga
Municipality of Anchorage Assembly
Government Appointment

Alexa Donahe
Pursuit - Alaska Collection
Trip Planning & Vacation Packages

Lanie Downs
Cruise Line International Association Alaska
Agencies and Organizations

Lauren Dreitzler
Delta Air Lines
Transportation

Raquel Edelen
Hotel Captain Cook
Accommodations

Carissa Giliam 
Hilton Anchorage
Accommodations

Dr. Amy Green
UAA Hospitality Administration
Agencies and Organizations 

Scott Habberstad
Alaska Airlines
Transportation

Glen Hemingson
Alaska Skylar Travel
Trip Planning and Vacation Packages

Carl Johnson
Alaska Photo Treks
Activities and Attractions 

Jacob Lyon
Premier Alaska Tours
Transportation

Char McClelland
Alaska Destination Specialists, Inc
Services - Events, Group and Meeting Planners

Mike Monterusso
Alaska Botanical Gardens
Activities and Attractions

Angie Oberlitner
Alaska Step-on Guides
Services - Events, Group and Meeting Planners

Kameron Perez-Verdia
Municipality of Anchorage Assembly
Government Appointment

Lana Ramos
Spenard Roadhouse
Dining

Mike Robbins
Anchorage Community Development Authority
Government Appointment 

Toni Walker
Logistics, LLC
Services - Events, Group and Meeting Planners

Sonya Wellman
Tikahtnu Commons - by CIRI and Browman Development
Shopping/Retail

Matt Worden
Go Hike Alaska
Activities and Attractions

Ex-Officio Board Advisors

Radhika Krishna
Anchorage Downtown Partnership

Chris Swalling
Swalling & Associates, PC 

Jenna Wright
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

President & CEO

Julie Saupe
Visit Anchorage