The Visit Anchorage Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates, as prepared by the Nominations & Elections Committee. There are 14 candidates for seven seats, each with a three-year term beginning in January 2024. 

Here are the candidates for Visit Anchorage's Board of Directors election:

Crystal Biringer 
Toast of the Town, LLC
(Services - Events, Group & Meeting Planners)

Lori Brewer (Incumbent) 
Caffe D’arte Alaska 

Nicole Geils (Incumbent) 
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 
(Activities & Attractions) 

Carissa Giliam (Incumbent) 
Hilton Anchorage 

Amy Green 
UAA Hospitality Administration
(Agencies & Organizations)

Carl Johnson
Alaska Photo Treks
(Activities & Attractions)

Davis Johnson 
RL AK Outdoors 
(Activities & Attractions)

Jara Mouracade 
American Red Cross of Alaska 
(Agencies & Organizations) 

Angie Oberlitner (Incumbent)
Alaska Step-On Guides
(Services - Events, Group & Meeting Planners)

Lana Ramos (Incumbent)
Spenard Roadhouse

Mark Robinson-Wilson 
Pacific Alaska Tours

Schawna Thoma (Incumbent)
Northern Compass Group 
(Services - Professional)

John Woodbury 
Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association
(Agencies & Organizations)

Matt Worden (Incumbent)
Go Hike Alaska
(Activities & Attractions) 

Visit Anchorage election has moved to an online election system. Each designated voter of the Visit Anchorage membership will receive an e-ballot. E-voting will open at 12:00 a.m. on November 1 and close at 4:30 p.m. on December 2 (Alaska Standard Time). For additional information please contact Julie Saupe at

Congratulations to our slate of candidates!