Board of Directors

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The ATIA Board guides the Association’s priorities as the state’s leading nonprofit membership association for the Alaska travel industry. The Board of Directors approves ATIA’s annual budget and takes action on issues important to tourism businesses and partners.

ATIA holds Board elections annually. The ATIA Board is made up of members representing small and large tourism businesses and different sectors of the travel industry. The ATIA Board is also comprised of regional representatives, including elected directors from the Far North, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral, and Southeast regions of the state. Directors also are elected to At-Large (statewide) and Outside seats.

2015 - 2016 Board Of Directors Declaration of Candidacy forms now available

Are you interested in sitting on the ATIA Board of Directors? Declaration of Candidacy forms are now available. Completed Declarations must be received no later than 5:00pm Alaska Time on August 1, 2015. Submit all election materials to Sarah Leonard, President & CEO.

Telephone: 907.646.3306 / Fax: 907.561.5727

Mailing Address:

610 E. 5th Ave., Ste. 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-2731

2014-2015 Board of Directors 



Board Chair - Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines - OUTSIDE (E - exp 16)
Vice Chair - Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife
Cruises - AT-LARGE (E - exp 15)
Past Chair - Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage - SOUTHCENTRAL (E - exp 16)
Secretary/Membership Chair - Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su Convention & Visitors
Bureau - SOUTHCENTRAL (E - exp 17)
Treasurer/Finance Chair - Charlie Ball, Holland America – Princess Alaska
Yukon - OUTSIDE (E - exp 17)
Tourism & Policy Planning Chair - Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks - INTERIOR (E - exp 15)
Government Relations Co-Chair - Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours - OUTSIDE (E - exp 15)
Government Relations Co-Chair - Dennis McDonnell, Alaska Coach
Tours - SOUTHEAST (E - exp 17)
Marketing Chair - Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau - SOUTHEAST (E - exp 15)
ATIA President & CEO - Sarah Leonard, EX-OFFICIO


Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures - AT LARGE (E - exp 17)
John Binkley, CLIA/Alaska Cruise Association - AT LARGE (E - exp 16)
Brett Carlson, Northern Alaska Tour Company - FAR NORTH (E - exp 17)
Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge - INTERIOR (E - exp 17)
Paul Goodwin, Holland America Line - OUTSIDE (E - exp 16)
Peter Grunwaldt, Premier Alaska Tours - SOUTHCENTRAL (E - exp 15)
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall's Alaska Cruises & Tours - AT LARGE (E - exp 17)
Deborah Hansen, Pike's Waterfront Lodge - INTERIOR (E - exp 16)
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC - SOUTHWEST (E - exp 16)
Tim McDonnell, TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc. - SOUTHEAST (E - exp 16)


Shanon Hamrick, Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council (Appt - exp 16)
Thom McAleer, Alaska Denali Travel (Appt - exp 16)
Karen Harris, Bed& Breakfast Association of Alaska (Appt - exp 16)
Ken Dole, Waterfall Resort (Appt - exp 16)