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.

2014-2015 Board of Directors 



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


Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures
John Binkley, CLIA/Alaska Cruise Association
Brett Carlson, Northern Alaska Tour Company
Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge
Paul Goodwin, Holland America Line
Peter Grunwaldt, Premier Alaska Tours
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall's Alaska Cruises & Tours
Deborah Hansen, Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC
Tim McDonnell, TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.


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