• See how different people Live. Work. Play. in Anchorage on our community Instagram account, iloveanchorage!


  • 3-Year Outlook for Anchorage: Click to watch video, view the report and Prezi.


  • Recap of the 2nd annual Pitch-On-A-Train Competition with video.


  • View recent AEDC publications by CLICKING HERE.


  • Unemployment was 4.9 percent in September for Anchorage. Click to view full report.


  • One in ten jobs in Anchorage is directly or indirectly related to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.


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Board of Directors

2014 Voting Members

Timothy Vig, Managing Partner, USKH, now Stantec

Vice Chair
Michael Prozeralik, President, kpb architects

James Hasle, Managing Partner, BDO USA LLP

Alaska Airlines
Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice President, Alaska

Alaska Communications
Michael Todd, SVP, Technology Services 

Alaska Railroad Corporation
Dale Wade, Vice President, Business Development

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Wayne Bailey, Chief Risk Officer

AT&T Alaska
Chris Brown, Director of Business Planning Management

Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot
Suzanne Cherot, Shareholder and Attorney

BP Exploration
David Van Tuyl, Chief Financial Officer

Chugach Alaska Corporation
Sheri Buretta, Chairman of the Board

Sophie Minich, President & Chief Executive Officer

Bob Heinrich, VP/Finance 

Steve Noble, Vice President

ExxonMobil Corporation
Kimberley J. Fox, Public Affairs Manager

FedEx Express
Dale Shaw, Managing Director

First National Bank Alaska
John Hoyt, Senior Vice President

Greg Pearce, VP & GM Businesses Services, GCI

Hotel Captain Cook
Raquel Edelen, Vice President of Operations

Lynden Inc.
Rick Pollock, Vice President-Global Projects

Northern Air Cargo
Sami Glascott, Director of Sales

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Scott Hansen, Business Manager

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska
Lynn Rust Henderson, Vice President, Sales, Alaska Market

Princess Tours
Bruce Bustamante, Vice President

Professional Growth Systems
William Dann, President

Providence Alaska Medical Center
Kirsten Schultz, Director for Communications & Marketing

The Wilson Agency, LLC
Lon Wilson, President

Totem Ocean Trailer Express
Grace Greene, Alaska General Manager

Walsh Sheppard
Jack Sheppard, President and COO

Wells Fargo & Company
Joseph Everhart, Alaska Region President

Weidner Apartment Homes
Gregory Cerbana, Director of Public Relations


Ex-Officio Members – Alaska Legislature

Representative Mia Costello

Representative Lindsey Holmes

Senator Johnny Ellis

Senator Lesil McGuire


Ex-Officio Members – Municipality

Mayor Dan Sullivan

Senior Policy Advisor, Larry Baker

Assembly Chair, Ernie Hall

Assembly Member, Bill Evans


Ex-Officio Members – Appointed by the Board

Chris Anderson, Deputy Director

Alaska Pacific University
Dr. Don Bantz

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Halcro, President & CEO

Anchorage Downtown Partnership
Chris Schutte, Executive Director 

Anchorage School District
Ed Graff, Superintendent 

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility
Andrew Eker, AWWU Board Representative

Artique, Ltd.
Tennys Owens, President

Chris Stephens Commercial Brokerage
Chris Stephens, Associate Broker

Chugiak - Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
Susan Gorski, Executive Director

Girdwood 2020
Diana Stone Livingston, Co-Chair

Brian Nerland, District President

Lynden Inc., Past Chair of the AEDC Board
Dennis Mitchell, Vice President Oil and Gas

Municipal Light & Power
Jim Posey, General Manager

Port of Anchorage
Steve Ribuffo, Port Director

RIM Architects
Larry Cash, President & CEO

State of Alaska, DCCED
Jonathan Bittner, Deputy Commissioner

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
John Parrot, Airport Manager

University of Alaska Anchorage
Thomas Case, Chancellor

University of Alaska
Mary Hughes, Board of Regents

Visit Anchorage
Julie Saupe, President & CEO


Upcoming Events

Live. Work. Play. First Friday:

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Egan Center

AEDC Annual Board Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Hotel Captain Cook

Peterson Tower Holiday Party

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Peterson Tower