• 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, FNSBSD Director of Career & Technical Education
    3. Cassandra Ferree, Catholic Schools of Fairbanks
    4. Bobby Hanson, Fountainhead Development
    5. Lael Oldmixon, UA College Savings Plan
    6. Kathryn Strle, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
    7. Keith Swarner, UAF CTC
    8. Jonathan Tibbs, Wells Fargo Bank
    9. Sharice Walker, FNSBSD Director of Community & Public Relations
    10. Cathy Winfree, UAF CTC
  • 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. John Ringstad (Vice Chair), BP
    2. Genevieve Schok, Flowline
    3. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours, Inc.
    4. Clark Milne, DOWL
    5. David Prusak, Interior Gas Utility
    6. Dan Britton, Fairbanks Natural Gas
    7. Ken Hall, Lynden Transport
    8. Burr Nealy, Northern Land Use Research, LLC
    9. Joni Scharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District
    10. James Aldrich, Arctic Hydrologic Consultants
  • 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

    Interim Chair:
    John Ringstad,



    Volunteer Committee Members:

    1. Tammy Randolph, State Farm Insurance
    2. Jennifer Mahlen, First National Bank Alaska
    3. Chris Darrah, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
    4. Genevieve Schok, Flowline
    5. Anna Atchison, Kinross Ft. Knox
    6. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli
    7. Rebecca Dean, Sportsmedicine Fairbanks
    8. Lorna Shaw, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
    9. June Rogers, McCafferty’s
    10. Sarah Lefebvre, Exclusive Paving/University Redi-Mix
    11. Sarah Obed, Doyon Limited 
  • 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. Anthony Gantt, United Services Organization
    2. Elizabeth Found, Denali State Bank
    3. Jeff Roach, Fairbanks International Airport
    4. Brandon Phillips, Madden Real Estate
    5. Althea St. Martin, Fairbanks Republican Women
    6. Stacy Markham, MAC Federal Credit Union
    7. Nicole Stewart, Petro Star
    8. Ron Johnson, North Haven Communities
    9. Lisa Herbert, Usibelli
    10. Kristin Baysinger, Carlson Center
    11. Steve Lundgren, Denali State Bank
  • 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. Jeff Roach, Fairbanks International Airport
    2. Melissa Osborn, Fairbanks International Airport
    3. Roger Burggraf, Greatland River Tours, Inc.
    4. Clark Milne, DOWL
    5. Jim Little, JCL Engineering
    6. Doug Isaacson, Minto Development Corp.
    7. Tom George, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
    8.  Donna Gardino, Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS)
    9.  Ray Richards, Doyon Limited
    10. Calvin Gustafson, Alaska Railroad
    11. Katrina Martolano, Alaska Railroad
    12. Lake Williams, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302
    13. Stan Halvarson, Alaska Railroad
    14. David Miller, Everts Air