• Cost of Healthcare Insurance Committee Cost of Healthcare Insurance Committee

    Purpose and Structure:
    The purpose of the Cost of Healthcare Insurance Committee (CHIC) is to advise the Greater Fairbanks of Commerce on cost of healthcare premium issues.  The committee will acquire information relevant to the cause of high health care costs and insurance premiums, and to determine what advocacy is appropriate for the Chamber to support and communicate to our Federal Legislators.

    Meeting Time:
    First & third Friday of each month, Noon-1PM, at 714 4th Ave., Suite 302


    Pat Thayer
    HDR Alaska, Inc.
    (907) 328-2233 x1



          Volunteer Committee Members:

    1.  Ryan Binkley, Riverboat Discovery
    2.  Fred Brown, Health Care Cost Management Corporation of Alaska (HCCMCA)
    3.  Will Daniels, Doyon Limited
    4.  Rebecca Dean, Sportsmedicine Orthoapedics Fairbanks
  • Education & Workforce Development Education & Workforce Development

    Mission Statement:
    The Education & Workforce Development Committee serves to advise Chamber members on matters of education that relate to the business community and promote a quality educational system. 

    Meeting Time:
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Chamber Office


    Sabrina BinkleySabrina Binkley
    Spruce Tree Montessori School
    (907) 479-8733


          Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Keith Bartusch, First National Bank Alaska
    2. Daniel Domke, FNSB School District
    3. Cassandra Ferree, Catholic Schools of Fairbanks
    4. Bobby Hanson, Fountainhead Development
    5. Rurik Lindner, Johnson River Enterprises, LLC,
    6. Lael Oldmixon, UA College Savings Plan
    7. Kathryn Strle, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
    8. Keith Swarner, UAF Community & Technical College
    9. Jonathan Tibbs, Wells Fargo Bank
    10. Sharice Walker, FNSB School District
    11. Cathy Winfree, UAF Community & Technical College
  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    Mission Statement:
    The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee focuses on the concerns of economical delivery, production and end-use of energy for our residents and advocates for the development and use of Alaskan's natural resources and strives to have a working knowledge of technical, financial, and political aspects surrounding development.

    Meeting Time:
    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Chamber Office


    Rick Solie
    Tower Hill Mines - Livengood Gold Project

    (907) 328-2815

           Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. James Aldrich, Arctic Hydrologic Consultants
    2. Dan Britton, Fairbanks Natural Gas
    3. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours, Inc.
    4. Ken Hall, Lynden Transport
    5. Clark Milne, DOWL
    6. Uriah Nalikak, Petro Star Inc.
    7. Burr Neely, Northern Land Use Research, LLC
    8. David Prusak, Interior Gas Utility
    9. John Ringstad (Vice Chair), BP
    10. Joni Scharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District
    11. Genevieve Schok, Flowline
    12.  David Fish, Aurora Energy
  • Government Relations Government Relations

    Mission Statement:
    The Government Relations Committee monitors proposed or existing laws, policies and regulations affecting Chamber members or its mission. The Committee takes a proactive posture in advancing matters of importance to our community or our state. From time to time, the Committee submits formal recommendations to the Board and takes a lead role in advocating Chamber positions externally. 

    Meeting Time:
    8:00 a.m. every Tuesday at the Chamber Office

    John Ringstad,



           Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Anna Atchison, Kinross Ft. Knox
    2. Chris Darrah, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
    3. Rebecca Dean, Sportsmedicine Fairbanks
    4. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli
    5. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving/University Redi-Mix
    6. Jennifer Mahlen, First National Bank Alaska
    7. Sarah Obed, Doyon Limited 
    8. Tammy Randolph, State Farm Insurance
    9. June Rogers, McCafferty’s
    10. Genevieve Schok, Flowline
    11. Lorna Shaw, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
  • Military Affairs Military Affairs

    Mission Statement:

    The Military Affairs Committee promotes cooperative relationships between the military and Interior Alaskan businesses to maintain and enhance the economic value of our military installations.

    Meeting Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Mt. McKinley Bank 4th Ave, 4th Floor Conference Room

    Tim Jones 
    Doyon Utilities
    (907) 455-1595


           Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Kristin Baysinger, Carlson Center
    2. Steven Doty, United States Air Force
    3. Elizabeth Found, Denali State Bank
    4. Anthony Gantt, United Services Organization
    5. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli Coal Mine
    6. Ron Johnson, North Haven Communities
    7. Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank
    8. Stacy Markham, MAC Federal Credit Union
    9. Brandon Phillips, Madden Real Estate
    10. Jeff Roach, Fairbanks International Airport
    11. Nicole Stewart, Petro Star
    12. Althea St. Martin, Fairbanks Republican Women
  • Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure

    Mission Statement:
    The Transportation Infrastructure Committee advocates for improvement and growth in transportation infrastructure for the Northern Region including roads, railroad, aviation, terminals and water access with a goal to enhance Fairbanks as the Alaska and Northern Region transportation hub and increase the capability to service International traffic.

    Meeting Time:
    7:00 a.m. every Thursday at Denny's Restaurant

    Sarah Lefebvre,
    Exclusive Paving/University Redi-Mix

    (907) 488-0950 


           Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours, Inc.
    2. Cliff Everts, Everts Air Fuel
    3.  Donna Gardino, Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS)
    4. Tom George, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
    5. Calvin Gustafson, Alaska Railroad
    6. Stan Halvarson, Alaska Aerofuel
    7. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corp.
    8. Jim Little, JCL Engineering
    9. Katrina Martolano, Alaska Railroad
    10. David Miller, Everts Air
    11. Clark Milne, DOWL
    12. Melissa Osborn, Fairbanks International Airport
    13. Jeff Roach, Fairbanks International Airport
    14.  Ray Richards, Doyon Limited
    15. Lake Williams, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302
    16. Jeremy Worrall, Alaska DOT & PF Statewide Aviatio