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Alaska Business Monthly was established in 1984 and is Alaska's premier business magazine and website. Its goal is to promote economic growth in the state by providing a thorough and objective discussion and analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's business sector. We feature stories about individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska economy.

Alaska Business Monthly emphasizes the importance of all enterprises, from the large multinational corporations that do business in the state to the numerous sole proprietorships. It stresses a statewide approach to business coverage with stories from all regions of the state and offers topical diversity just as broad as the Alaska economy itself.


Our Team


Jason is proudly following in his father's footsteps as Alaska Business Monthly's General Manager. Having been with ABM for 13 years prior he is familiar with the business and continuously impressed with the talented staff. One of the youngest managers in Walmart history, he supervised 40+ employees before being recruited by the Odom Corporation. While there he created statewide marketing material, covered sales routes, and helped set pricing for the state. Jason originally joined the fantastic team at ABM in 1997 as a graphic designer. Jason is a third generation Alaskan and one of the founders of Alaska's longest running comedy improv troupe, Scared Scriptless. He enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and delightful son and is passionate about kayaking, sailing, biking, camping, mountaineering, theatre, and improv.





Susan is the Managing Editor of Alaska Business Monthly magazine and akbizmag.com, each an exceptional business magazine and business website. The magazine continues to win editorial awards since she became its managing editor in 2011. She’s been instrumental in three website launches since joining the company and continues to lead the editorial team in growing the digital edition and perfecting Alaska Business Monthly’s mobile optimization. Prior to her current position, Susan was the Associate Editor of Alaska Business Monthly. Previously she was Editor for a third-party publisher. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and reading.

Susan Harrington, Managing Editor Alaska Business Monthly


Russ joined our team in 2014, as a well-traveled, born and raised Alaskan. He has a diverse background in broadcast radio and television, marketing, and now, print journalism. Russ is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Journalism and Public Communications program and is working on an MBA at UAA with a social media emphasis. He also knows enough Mandarin Chinese to carry on a conversation, and has visited Taiwan multiple times. In every trip he discovers something or someplace new. He is really into live shows and music, snowboarding, and mountain biking.


Tasha joined our team in April 2012, having graduated from the University of Wyoming, where she got her BA in English with minors in Latin and Business Writing. Except for the brief detour to the Lower 48 for school, Tasha is a (mostly) life-long Alaskan, moving with her family to Anchorage at the age of seven. Tasha got her feet wet in the Alaska Business community as ABM's front desk editorial assistant. Her growing knowledge of that community has turned into a delighted interest, which makes every interview and article an exciting opportunity to learn even more: especially after being promoted to Associate Editor in early 2015. 


I've been putting out fires, soothing egos & pulling off the almost impossible for well over a decade in the printing industry. I was born and raised here in Alaska, left for a few years to study in Arizona at Al Collins School of Graphic Design, then promptly ran from the heat to get back here were I felt I belonged (and wouldn't melt). What came out of a need to get my work done has grown into an enjoyment for technical troubleshooting and basic IT work (let's see a show of hands, all you people who have been held up on a project too long due to a IT department mired in molasses, put 'em up, come on, they can't see you right now). My most enjoyable leisure activities are just time spent with my wife Samantha and sons Ivan and Joseph. I have had the chance to work with so many wonderful folks throughout the years in directly related and totally unrelated fields (some of them being those poor overworked IT guys), and find myself amongst top notch company again here at Alaska Business Monthly!

David Geiger, Art Director Alaska Business Monthly


This ad dinosaur has been in the Anchorage advertising and media community for over 30 years, starting out as a graphic designer for the Anchorage Times in the early 1980s. Linda later added skills such as media buying, writing and producing retail and political ads for radio and TV. She attended New York State University at Potsdam before moving to Alaska. She later studied graphic design, advertising and marketing at Anchorage Community College and UAA. Graphic design skills drew her back to print advertising after working as a computer graphic illustrator and marketing director for a local TV station, she has been with the magazine since 2008. Boating is a passion and she has been a volunteer with the Whittier Coast Guard Auxiliary along with husband Bill for many years. Other interests are hiking, gardening, reading, researching family genealogy and spending time with family.

Linda Shogren, Art Production Alaska Business Monthly





Since joining the company  in 1998, Charles has helped grow Alaska Business Monthly into one of the leading regional business magazines in the United States. Starting out as an Advertising Account Manager, he has progressively taken on new roles and management responsibilities. As Vice President of Sales, he oversees the sales team and is passionate about the magazine providing exceptional customer service. A strong advocate for a vibrant local economy, he believes in promoting responsible resource development in Alaska. Born and raised in Alaska, Charles has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus on marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage and has over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing. Aside from work, his passions include spending quality time with his beautiful family, basketball, golf, fishing, and photography.



Bill came onboard at Alaska Business Monthly in September 2010, joining his wife Linda Shogren on the ABM team. He was born and raised in Anchorage. Bill earned an Advertising degree from Washington State University and worked at two newspapers in Oregon after college. Moving back to Anchorage, he was hired by the Anchorage Daily News. Afterwards he worked as an auto parts manufacturers representative traveling extensively throughout Alaska. As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary he assists with boating safety missions in Prince William Sound. For fun Bill reads sci-fi, longs for a new boat, and spends time with his kids and six grandkids.

Account Manager Bill Morris, Alaska Business Monthly


Anne joined ABM in September 2009. She has more than 10 years in print advertising sales and more than 15 years of marketing and customer service experience. She's lived in Alaska for more than 30 years, enjoys the outdoors, has two sons who live in the Mat-Su Valley, and seven granddaughters who keep her plenty busy. She also has a wonderful Shitzu named McKie. She brings with her a plethora of talent, including the ability to develop great customer relations and provide superb customer service. Her marketing strategies focus on developing strong name recognition, attracting new clients, branding, imaging and much more. She joined ABM because of the quality of the magazine. She said she thoroughly enjoyed it, and saw its value to the business community before coming onboard.

Account Manager Anne Campbell, Alaska Business Monthly


Janis joins Alaska Business Monthly as the newest member of our account management team. Prior to joining Alaska Business Monthly, he spent much of the past twenty-five years working at two of the most prominent advertising agencies in Alaska. Janis is excited about joining Alaska Business Monthly and is looking forward to getting to know his clients and helping them build effective advertising campaigns in the magazine. His vast experience and advertising agency background will be a valuable asset to his clients and to the magazine. In his spare time Janis helps officiate football games and is a member both of the Anchorage Football Officials Association and the Alaska School Activities Association, and is also an active volunteer in the community.






Contributing Journalists, Writers, and Guest Authors

Tom Anderson, Shehla Anjum, Amy Armstrong, Mel B. Bannon, Tracy Barbour, Mike Bradner, Samuel Callen, Kori Callison, Andrea N. Canfield, Kevin M. Dee, Terry J. Fields, Curtis J. Freeman, Louise Freeman, J. Pennelope Goforth, Judy Griffin, Bethany Goodrich, Mouhcine Guettabi, Sourabh Gupta, Shiva Hullavarad, Falk Huettmann, Isaak Hurst, Lee Huskey,  Naomi Klouda, Adam Krynicki, Lisa Maloney, Brian McKay, Terry Nelson, Vanessa Orr, Larry Persily, Molly Rettig, Andrew J. Romerdahl, Ashok K. Roy, Renea I. Saade, Alex Salov, Nichelle Seely, Anne Seneca, Margaret Sharpe, Susan Sommer, Julie Stricker, Will Swagel, Kirsten Swann, Natasha Von Imhoff, Gail West, Rindi White, Greg Wolf.



Chris Arend, Judy Patrick, Ken Graham

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