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Alaska Travel Industry Association Announces 2010-11 Board of Directors


ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Travel Industry Association has recently announced the election and appointments of its 2010-2011 board of directors.  

The executive committee consists of: chair, Deb Hickok, Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau; vice chair, Ken Dole, Waterfall Resort; chair of marketing, Julie Saupe, Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau; chair of government relations, Patti Mackey, Ketchikan Convention & Visitors Bureau; chair of tourism planning, Kirk Hoessle, Alaska Wildland Adventures; secretary, Paul Goodwin, Holland America Line; treasurer, Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours; past chair, Stan Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises; and ex-officio, Ron Peck, ATIA president and COO.

The board members are: John Binkley, Alaska Cruise Association and Riverboat Discovery; Roark Brown, Homer Ocean Charters/Otter Cove Resort; Bruce Bustamante, Princess Cruises; Janet Buckingham, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau; Deb Call, Alaska Native Heritage Center; Ann Campbell, Aurora Consulting; Brett Carlson, Northern Alaska Tour Company/Coldfoot Camp; Peter Grunwaldt, Premier Alaska Tours; Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines; Paul Landis, CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation; Tim McDonell, TEMSCO Helicopters; Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau; Fred Reeder, Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska; Scott Reisland, Denali Grizzly Bear Resort; and Catherine Schultz, Sophie’s Station Suites by Fountainhead.

The members were inducted at ATIA’s annual convention held in Whitehorse, Yukon earlier this month.

“This is an extremely dedicated group of business and community leaders who are sure to bring valuable perspective to the ATIA board,” said chair, Deb Hickok. “I look forward to working with them in the coming year and continuing to make strides for Alaska’s travel industry.”

ATIA is a non-profit, membership-based organization made up of all facets of Alaska’s visitor industry and represents over 1,100 large and small travel-related businesses.  The association serves as the voice of Alaska’s tourism industry and is responsible for marketing Alaska as a travel destination and maintaining the TravelAlaska.com website for visitors interested in visiting the state.   For more information on the association visit www.alaskatia.org.


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