ATIA Board of Directors

Board of Directors

ATThe 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 Arctic, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral, and Southeast regions of the state. Directors also are elected to At-Large (statewide) and Outside seats.

ATIA is currently accepting Declarations of Candidacy through August 15 to serve on the board of directors. Elections are held each September with electronic ballots sent to ATIA members in good standing as of August 31. Results are announced to the membership in early October and elected members are seated during ATIA’s Annual Convention. 

2023-2024 Board of Directors


Board Chair
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters – SOUTHEAST 

Vice Chair
Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours – SOUTHCENTRAL 

Government Relations Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hall, John Hall’s Alaska Cruises and Tours – OUTSIDE 
Lalanya (Lanie) Downs, Cruise Line Industry Association – Alaska – AT-LARGE 

Secretary/Membership Chair
Jacqueline Taylor-Rose, White Pass & Yukon Route – SOUTHEAST

Treasurer/Finance Chair
Dave McGlothlin, Holland America - Princes – OUTSIDE 

Tourism Policy & Planning Chair
Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises – AT-LARGE 

Marketing Co-Chairs
Dan Rough, Holland America Line – OUTSIDE 
Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage – SOUTHCENTRAL

Immediate Past Chair
Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines – OUTSIDE 

ATIA President & CEO
Jillian Simpson, EX OFFICIO


Matt Atkinson, Northern Alaska Tour Company – ARCTIC
Wade Binkley, Riverboat Discovery – INTERIOR
Heather Dudick, Alaska Railroad – INTERIOR
Mandy Garcia, Salmon Berry Tours – SOUTHCENTRAL
Juno Kim, Ovibos Consulting – AT-LARGE
Scott McCrea, Explore Fairbanks – INTERIOR
Liz Perry, Travel Juneau – SOUTHEAST
Jordan Sanford, Kantishna Roadhouse – AT-LARGE (member of a federally recognized tribe in Alaska or a shareholder of an Alaska Native Corporation)
Stacey Simmons, Kodiak Brown Bear Center / Koniag – SOUTHWEST

Camille Ferguson, Sitka Tribal Tours
Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Linda Springmann, Port of Seattle

Alaska Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom
Elizabeth Barlow, Above and Beyond Alaska (2023 ATIA Aurora Award Winner)

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