Board of Directors
The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The ATIA Board of Directors 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.
The ATIA Board of Directors is made up of members representing small and large tourism businesses and different sectors of the travel industry. The ATIA Board of Directors 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.
ATIA holds Board elections annually each fall.
Seven seats are open for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors election cycle:
- Interior - representative outside of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (1),
- Southcentral (1),
- Southeast (1),
- Southwest (1),
- At-large (1), and
- Outside (2) (at least two of the four total Outside seats from cruise lines [as defined in AS 43.52.200 and AS43.52.295])
All terms are 3-year terms.
ATIA members wishing to submit their candidacy for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors must submit application materials by August 15, 2019, 5:00 PM Alaska Time.
Electronic ballots will be sent to ATIA members in good standing on September 1, 2019. Election results will be announced at the Annual Convention and Trade Show in Juneau on October 9 during the Annual Membership Meeting/Voice of the Membership.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall's Alaska Cruises & Tours - AT-LARGE (E - exp 20)
Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC - SOUTHWEST (E - exp 19)
Holly Johnson, Wings Airways & Taku Glacier Lodge - SOUTHEAST (E - exp 19)
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours - OUTSIDE (E - exp 21)
Tourism Policy & Planning Chair
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau - SOUTHEAST (E - exp 21)
Government Relations Chair
Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines - OUTSIDE (E - exp 19)
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises - AT-LARGE (E - exp 21)
Marketing Vice Chair:
Linda Springmann, Holland America Line - OUTSIDE (E - exp 19)
ATIA President & CEO
Sarah Leonard, EX-OFFICIO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau - SOUTHCENTRAL (E - exp 20)
Brett Carlson, Northern Alaska Tour Company - FAR NORTH (E - exp 20)
Dave McGlothlin, Holland America Group - OUTSIDE (E - exp 20)
Deb Hickok, Explore Fairbanks - INTERIOR (E - exp 21)
Dennis McDonnell, Alaska Coach Tours - SOUTHEAST (E* - exp 20)
John Binkley, CLIA/Alaska Cruise Association, Riverboat Discovery - AT-LARGE (E - exp 19)
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours (Appt - exp 21)
Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage - SOUTHCENTRAL (E - exp 19)
Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures - AT LARGE (E - exp 20)
Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge - INTERIOR (E - exp 20)
Tennelle Peterson Wise, Grande Denali LLC - INTERIOR (A - exp 19)
APPOINTEES: 1-YEAR TERM
Jamey Cagle, Allen Marine – SOUTHEAST (A - exp 19)
Carol Fraser, Aspen Hotels – STATEWIDE (A - exp 19)
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters – SOUTHEAST (A - exp 19)
*E = Member-Elected
**Appt = Board-Elected Appointed