Kreilkamp to head BBNC Tourism Business Line
Anchorage, AK—Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce that tourism veteran John Kreilkamp will be joining the BBNC team to oversee its growing tourism business line. Kreilkamp will serve as the President & CEO of Bristol Bay Alaska Tourism, LLC (BBAT), a holding company created to provide strategic leadership to BBNC’s subsidiaries operating in the tourism industry, including Mission Lodge, Kulik Lodge, Grosvernor Lodge, Brooks Camp, Katmai Air and concession operations at Katmai National Park.
Kreilkamp has over 30 years of experience working in the tourism industry around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. He comes to BBNC from Un-Cruise Adventures in Seattle, WA, where he worked as Business Development Director for Charters and Groups from 2013-2016. Prior to this he worked as Director of Commercial Sales/Customer Relations for GCI, and from 1999-2010 worked for Cruise West as Vice President of Alaska Land Operations. Kreilkamp received his bachelor’s in business administration from Seattle University and has served on several boards in the past, including the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Anchorage, and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.
Kreilkamp, under guidance from BBNC’s Board and executive team, will be responsible for all aspects of the tourism business line, from strategic development and customer experiences, to promoting shareholder opportunities.
“BBNC has assembled a world class network of lodges in Bristol Bay and we look forward to working with John to take us to the next level. His decades of experience in tourism will help build and strengthen BBNC’s work in the industry and in Bristol Bay,” said BBNC Chief Operating Officer Scott Torrison.
Kreilkamp will be starting his new role on November 13, 2016.