ATIA Committees – 2020-2021

Adventure Green Alaska Committee
Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks – Chair
Dee Buchanon
Howard Carbone, Alaska Nature Guides
Janeen Hutchins, Alaska Wildland Adventures
Jason Keedy, Alaska Coach Tours
Kat Sorensen, Seward Chamber of Commerce

ATIA Foundation Board of Directors
Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge – Chair
Kelly Bender, Lazy Otter Charters – Vice Chair
Lilly Kelly, Visit Anchorage – Secretary
Aimee Williams, Discover Kodiak
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Awards Committee
Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge – Chair
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska
Tom Marriage, Morris Communications
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Board Development/Nominations Committee
Tenelle Wise, Grande Denali – Chair  
Sheron Patrick, Better Business Bureau
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Community Relations Committee
Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines – Chair
Cole Chambers, Rust’s Flying Service
Lanie Downs, CLIA Alaska
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters
Holly Johnson, Wings Airways & Taku Glacier Lodge
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Sheron Patrick, Better Business Bureau
Tennelle Wise, Grande Denali
Thomas Stark, Wells Fargo
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Convention Committee
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures – Chair
Colin Henderson, Denali Park Zipline
Sheron Patrick, Better Business Bureau
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIAEx-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Finance Committee
Dave McGlothlin, Holland America Group – Chair/Treasurer
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours
Holly Johnson, Wings Airways & Taku Glacier Lodge
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Dennis McDonnell, Alaska Coach Tours
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures
Thomas Stark, Wells Fargo
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Gretchen Specht, Foraker Group

Government Relations Committee
Holly Johnson, Wings Airways and Taku Glacier Lodge – Co-Chair
Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage – Co-Chair
Steven Craig, Alaska 4×4 Rentals
Lanie Downs, CLIA Alaska
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Mike Pawlowski, Strategy North Group
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Jerry Mackie, Lobbyist

Marketing Committee
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises – Chair
Adriel Butler, Borealis Base Camp
Jin Chen, Alaska Skylar Travel
Noel DeChambeau, Knightly Tours
Kathy Dunn, Visit Anchorage
Emily Edenshaw, Alaska Native Heritage Center
Camille Ferguson, Sitka Tribal Tours
Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line
Amy Geiger, Explore Fairbanks
Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska
Mandy Hawes, Alyeska Resort
Kathy Hedges, Northern Alaska Tour Company
Ruth Kimerer, Within the Wild Alaska Adventure Lodges
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Melissa Moody, Google
Midgi Moore, Juneau Food Tours
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures
Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su CVB
Dan Rough, Holland America Line
Richenda Sandlin-Tymitz, Alaska Tour & Travel
Jacqui Taylor-Rose, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Laura Welsh, Premier Alaska Tours
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Consultants
Jennifer Thomspon, Thompson & Co.
Bri Kelly, Thompson & Co.
Mike Dawley, Dawley and Associates
Karen King, Spawn, Ideas
David Rouza, AKA Direct

Membership Committee
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters- Chair
Sherry Aitken
Liz Barlow, Above and Beyond Alaska/ATIA Juneau Chapter
Beth Brandon, Pursuit- AK Collection
Cole Chambers, Rust’s Flying Service/ATIA Anchorage Chapter
Mario Fulmer, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida
Kathy Hedges, ATIA Fairbanks Chapter
Holly Johnson, Wings Airways & Taku Glacier Lodge
Sarah Lowell, ATIA Juneau Chapter
Adrianna Olivia, ATIA Ketchikan Chapter
Sheron Patrick, ATIA Anchorage Chapter
Cole Chambers, ATIA Anchorage Chapter
Kristin Wells, Holiday Vacations
Aimee Williams, Discover Kodiak
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Tourism Policy & Planning Committee
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours – Chair
Sherry Aitken
Chris Beck
Beth Brandon, Pursuit
Noel DeChambeau, Knightly Tours
Lee Hart, Alaska Outdoors Alliance
Glen Hemingson, Alaska Skylar Travel
Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks
Jason Hill, Aramark
Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures
Chris Hudson, Alaska Collection
Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
Kari Nore, Resource Development Council
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures
Bonnie Quill, Mat Su-CVB
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Cruises
Jessica Szelag, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Heritage Area
Robert Venables, Southeast Conference
Austin Williams, Trout Unlimited
Tenelle Wise, Grand Denali
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA- Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Advisors and Agency Representatives
Pete Christian, National Park Service
Kelly Chang, National Park Service
Keith, Comstock, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Develoment
Ricky Gease, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Dana Herndon, Senators Murkowski/Sullivan’s Offices
Lisa Holt, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Leila Kimbrell, Senator Murkowski’s Office
James King, US Forest Service
Chere Klein, Senator Murkowsk’s Office
Tom Medema, National Park Service
Zach Million, Bureau of Land Management
Wendy Sailors, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Jeff San Juan, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
Don Striker, National Park Service Advisor
Miriam Valentine, National Park Service

Interested in joining or learning more about ATIA Committees? Please contact Jillian Simpson.

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