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 three-year terms and chairman appointed members serve one-year terms.

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, including the public and private sectors. The President & CEO serves as a non-voting member, as well. They set policy, guide Visit Anchorage, and develop strategic plans for the future.

Officers

Lisa Kruse, Chair
Phillips Cruises and Tours

Nina Bonito Romine, Vice Chair
The Kobuk

Mandy Hawes, Treasurer
Alyeska Resort

Sonya Wellman, Secretary
Rasmuson Foundation

Jacob Lyon, Past Chair
Premier Alaska Tours

Directors

Linda Brandon
Major Marine Tours

Lori Brewer
Alaska Coffee & Restaurant Supply/Caffe D'arte

Adriel Butler
Aurora Expeditions

Jin Chen
Alaska Skylar Travel

Lanie Downs
Cruise Line International Association Alaska

Raquel Edelen
Hotel Captain Cook

Charlie Grimm
BAC Transportation

Karen Kroon
Anchorage Museum

Tom Marriage
MILEPOST/Alaska Magazine

Sheron Patrick
Better Business Bureau

Pete Petersen
Municipality of Anchorage Assembly

Chris Schutte
Municipality of Anchorage

Doug Thompson
Princess Cruises and Tours

Dale Wade
Alaska Railroad

Toni Walker
Logistics, LLC

Di Whitney
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Meg Zaletel
Municipality of Anchorage Assembly

Ex-Officio Board Advisors

Bill Popp
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

Chris Swalling
Swalling & Associates, PC 

Jim Szczesniak
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

President & CEO

Julie Saupe
Visit Anchorage