Board of Directors & Staff

Scott Jepsen : President

Scott Jepsen


past Vice President, External Affairs and Transportation

ConocoPhillips Alaska

Isaac Vanderburg : Secretary

Isaac Vanderburg


Managing Director

Launch Alaska

Terry Smith : Past President

Terry Smith

Past President

President, Unified Operations, LLC

CFO/VP Finance, Airstrike Firefighters, LLC

Nils Andreassen :

Nils Andreassen

Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League

Larry Baker :

Larry Baker


Baker Spoerhase Investments

Admiral Thomas Barrett :

Admiral Thomas Barrett

Former president, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Ryan Binkley :

Ryan Binkley

Publisher, Anchorage Daily News

Moire Bockenstedt :

Moire Bockenstedt

Vice President, Corporate Administration & Government

Jason Evans : Treasurer

Jason Evans


Alaska Media, LLC

Financial Alaska

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

Cathy Giessel :

Cathy Giessel

AK State Senator (2011–2021)

Kris Knauss :

Kris Knauss

Managing Partner, Confluence Strategies

Joe Mathis :

Joe Mathis

Former Vice President of External Affairs

NANA Development Corporation

Becky Windt Pearson :

Becky Windt Pearson

Senior Vice President, GCI

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)

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