Board of Directors & Staff

Terry Smith : President

Terry Smith


President, Unified Operations, LLC

CFO/VP Finance, Airstrike Firefighters, LLC

Tina Pidgeon : Secretary

Tina Pidgeon


Senior Vice President

Lee Leschper : Treasurer

Lee Leschper



Fireweed Strategies

Tom Case : President Emeritus

Tom Case

President Emeritus

Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage (2011 - 2017)

Retired US Air Force Lt. General

Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Command (2000-2002)

Bob Cox :

Bob Cox

President and CEO

Bristol Bay Industrial, LLC

Jason Evans :

Jason Evans

Alaska Media, LLC

Financial Alaska

Bill Falsey :

Bill Falsey

Municipality of Anchorage
Municipal Manager

Cheryl Frasca :

Cheryl Frasca

Director, Office of Management and Budget
Municipality of Anchorage 2002-2006

Scott Jepsen :

Scott Jepsen

Vice President, External Affairs
ConocoPhillips Alaska

James R. Johnsen :

James R. Johnsen

President, University of Alaska

Anna MacKinnon :

Anna MacKinnon

Alaska Representative 2007-2012

Alaska Senator 2013-2018

Joe Mathis :

Joe Mathis

Former Vice President of External Affairs

NANA Development Corporation

Mary Ann Pease : Program Chair

Mary Ann Pease

Program Chair


MAP Consulting.

Karen Perdue :

Karen Perdue


Department of Health and Social Services (1994-2001)

Craig Richards :

Craig Richards

Chair, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees

Bernie Smith :

Bernie Smith

Commissioner, Regulatory Commission of Alaska (1999-2003)

Mark Smith :

Mark Smith

CEO, Vitus Energy

Ralph Townsend :

Ralph Townsend

Director, Professor of Economics

UAA, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Mead Treadwell : Past President

Mead Treadwell

Past President

Alaska Lt. Governor (2010-2014)

Isaac Vanderburg :

Isaac Vanderburg

Managing Director

Launch Alaska

Eric Wohlforth : President Emeritus

Eric Wohlforth

President Emeritus

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.
Trustee, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, 1995-2006
Commissioner, Department of Revenue, 1970-1972

Commonwealth North Staff

Wanetta Ayers
Executive Director

Aaron Weddle
Program Director

Commonwealth North
PO Box 240668, Anchorage AK 99524
Tel: (907) 276-1414   Fax: (907) 276-6350