Board of Directors & Staff

Terry Smith : President

Terry Smith


President, Unified Operations, LLC

CFO/VP Finance, Airstrike Firefighters, LLC

Scott Jepsen : President Elect

Scott Jepsen

President Elect

Vice President, External Affairs and Transportation

ConocoPhillips Alaska

Isaac Vanderburg : Secretary

Isaac Vanderburg


Managing Director

Launch Alaska

Jason Evans : Treasurer

Jason Evans


Alaska Media, LLC

Financial Alaska

Mead Treadwell : Past President and Program Co-Chair

Mead Treadwell

Past President and Program Co-Chair

Alaska Lt. Governor (2010-2014)

Nils Andreassen :

Nils Andreassen

Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League

Larry Baker :

Larry Baker


Baker Spoerhase Investments

Admiral Thomas Barrett :

Admiral Thomas Barrett

President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Moire Bockenstedt :

Moire Bockenstedt

Vice President, Corporate Administration & Government

Bob Cox :

Bob Cox

President and CEO

Bristol Bay Industrial, LLC

Cheryl Frasca :

Cheryl Frasca

Co-Chair, Fiscal Policy Study Group

Director, Office of Management and Budget
State of Alaska 2002-2006

Director, Office of Management and Budget
Municipality of Anchorage 2000-2002; 2009-2013

James R. Johnsen :

James R. Johnsen

Former President, University of Alaska (2015-2020)

Kris Knauss :

Kris Knauss

Managing Partner, Confluence Strategies

Joe Mathis :

Joe Mathis

Former Vice President of External Affairs

NANA Development Corporation

Craig Richards :

Craig Richards

Chair, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees

Gail Schubert :

Gail Schubert

President and CEO, Bering Strait Native Corporation

Preston Simmons :

Preston Simmons

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive, Providence Health & Services Alaska

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

Father Leo Walsh :

Father Leo Walsh

Pastor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar at St. Patrick’s Parrish

Mary Ann Pease : President Emeritus and Program Co-Chair

Mary Ann Pease

President Emeritus and Program Co-Chair

Chair, Energy Action Coalition


MAP Consulting.

Eric Wohlforth : President Emeritus

Eric Wohlforth

President Emeritus

Co-Chair Fiscal Policy Study Group

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