2013-2014 Board of Directors

Declare Your Candidacy for the 2014-2015     ATIA Board of Directors Election!

Interested in Serving on the ATIA Board of Directors?
As part of your membership with ATIA, you have the opportunity to serve on ATIA’s 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. Currently, 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.

Click HERE to download the 2014-2015 Declaration of Candidacy form and submit all election materials by Friday, August 1, 2014 to the below address:

Sarah Leonard, President / CEO
Alaska Travel Industry Association
2600 Cordova Street, Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 646-3306 telephone / fax (907) 561-5727

2013-2014 Board of Directors


*Chair, Julie Saupe, Visit Anchorage
*Vice Chair, Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines
Secretary/Treasurer, Charlie Ball, Princess Cruises
Past Chair, Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures
Marketing Committee Chair, Colleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Cruises
Government Relations Chair, Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Tourism Policy & Planning Chair, Deb Hickok, Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau
President & COO Sarah Leonard, ATIA


Bonnie Quill, Mat‐Su Convention & Visitors Bureau
*John Binkley, ACA / CLIA
Brett Carlson, Northern Alaska Tour Company
Ken Dole, Waterfall Resort / Promech Air
Paul Goodwin, Holland America
*Tim McDonnell, TEMSCO Helicopters
Scott Reisland, Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
Peter Grunwaldt, Premier Alaska Tours
Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Deborah Hansen, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
*Al Koch, All Alaska Tours
*Dan Oberlatz, Alaska Alpine Adventures / Alaska Appetites
*Dennis McDonnell, Alaska Coach Tours
*Karen Harris, Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association & Alaska Garden B&B and Cottages
*Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge
*Thomas McAleer, Alaska Denali Travel
* = Newly elected / appointed