ATIA Committees

ATIA Board of Directors and ATIA members serve on the following committees to guide discussion and initiatives on specific topics. ATIA members are invited to participate in any committee, including: Finance, Marketing, Community Relations, Membership, Tourism Policy & Planning, Government Relations, and Board Development. If you're interested in participating in a committee, please contact us. Please note that there is an application process for our Marketing Committee and guidelines for our Board Development Committee.

ATIA Committees

2022 - 2023

ATIA Foundation Board of Directors

Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge – Chair
Kelly Bender, Lazy Otter Charters – Vice Chair
Aimee Williams, Discover Kodiak – Secretary/Treasurer
Lilly Kelly, Visit Anchorage
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Awards Committee

Elizabeth Hall, John Halls Alaska – Chair
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Tom Marriage, Morris Communications
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Tanya Carlson, ATIA

Board Development/Nominations Committee

Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks – Chair  
Casey Ressler, Mat-Su CVB
Christa Hagan, Kawanti Adventures
Adriel Butler, Borealis Basecamp
Dee Dee O-Brien, Creative Marketing Works
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Jeff Samuels, ATIA

Community Relations Committee

Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours - Vice Chair
Lanie Downs, CLIA Alaska
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Convention Committee

Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines - Chair (Immediate Past Chair)
Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
Elizabeth Hall, John Halls Alaska
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Skye Hostetler, ATIA
Tay Clayton, ATIA
Tanya Carlson, ATIA

Finance Committee

Dave McGlothlin, Holland America Group – Chair/Treasurer
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours
Elizabeth Hall, John Halls Alaska
Gretchen Specht, The Foraker Group
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Andrea Rayt, ATIA
Wendy Swenson, ATIA

Government Relations Committee

Dennis McDonnel, Alaska Coach Tours – Co-Chair
Elizabeth Hall, John Halls Alaska – Co-Chair
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
Lanie Downs, CLIA Alaska
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage
Jaime Bricker, Explore Skagway
Steven Craig, Alaska 4x4 Rentals
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Jeff Samuels, ATIA
Jerry Mackie, ATIA Lobbyist
Mike “Fish” Pawlowski, ATIA Lobbyist

Marketing Committee

Jacqui Taylor-Rose, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad - Co-Chair
Dan Rough, Holland America Line Cruise - Co-Chair
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall's Alaska
Camille Ferguson, Sitka Tribal Tours
Heather Dudick, Alaska Railroad
Juno Kim, Ovibos Consulting
Emily Edenshaw, Alaska Native Heritage Center
Adriel Butler, Borealis Base Camp/Aurora Expeditions
Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su CVB
Noel DeChambeau, Knightly Tours
Laura Welsh, Premier Alaska Tours
Kathy Hedges, Northern Alaska Tour Company
Kasey Gilliam, Explore Fairbanks
Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line
Melissa Moody
Kathy Dunn, Visit Anchorage
KC Hostetler, Alaska Airlines
Beth Monahan, Temsco Helicopters
Commissioner Sande, State of Alaska DCCED - Ex-Officio
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)

Membership Committee

Emily Edenshaw, Alaska Native Heritage Center – Chair
Cierra Hahn, Alyeska Resort – ATIA Anchorage Chapter 
Kathy Hedges, Northern Alaska Tour Company – ATIA Fairbanks Chapter
Liz Barlow, Above and Beyond Alaska – ATIA Juneau Chapter
Adrianna Olivia, Taquan Air – ATIA Ketchikan Chapter
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours
Aimee Williams, Discover Kodiak
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Tayleah Clayton, ATIA

Tourism Policy & Planning Committee

Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises  – Chair
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours
Dennis McDonnell, Alaska Coach Tours
Sherry Aitken
Bonnie Quill, Mat Su-CVB
Noel DeChambeau, Knightly Tours
Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures
Glen Hemingson, Alaska Skylar Travel
Lee Hart, Alaska Outdoors Alliance
Chris Beck
Tenelle Peterson Wise, Pursuit Alaska Collection
Austin Williams, Trout Unlimited
Robert Venables, Southeast Conference
Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks
Steven Craig, Alaska 4x4 Rentals
Jason Hill, Aramark
Kari Nore, Resource Development Council
Matt Moore, Coolworks
Rachel Blakeslee, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm NHA
Elly Maurer, Alaska Trail Guides
Haley Johnston, Alaska Trails
Pete Christian, NPS Advisor
Maija Lukin, NPS Advisor
Steve Wackowski, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski 
Chere Klein, Senators Murkowski/Sullivan's Offices
James King, US Forest Service Advisor
Commissioner Julie Sande, DCCED
Lisa Holt, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Wendy Sailors, Department of Natural Resources
Ricky Gease, State Parks
Zach Million, Bureau of Land Management
Craig Jennison, Temsco Helicopters – Ex-Officio (Board Chair)
Sarah Leonard, ATIA – Ex-Officio (ATIA President/CEO)
Jeff Samuels, ATIA
Wendy Swenson, ATIA