Board and Volunteers

Board of Directors

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William Bishop

William is the President and CEO of Alaska Communications. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since the 501(c)(3) was created in 2014.


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Chad Bostick

Chad is the Chief Financial Officer at Credit Union 1. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since 2018.


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Sandy Knechtel

Sandy is the Alaska and Hawaii Area Manager at Gartner. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since 2018. 


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Jesse Kreger

Jesse is the Executive Director of the Koniag Education Foundation. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since 2018.


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Dan McCue

Dan is the SVP of Corporate Administration at Alaska USA. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since 2016 and is the current Board Chair.


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Brad Osborne

Brad is the Senior Advisor to the COO at NANA. He has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since the 501(c)(3) was created in 2014.


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Kim Reitmeier

Kim is the Executive Director of ANCSA Regional Association  She has been a board member for Alaska Business Week since the 501(c)(3) was created in 2014.

Volunteers

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Kip Knudson

Kip is the Director of State and Federal Relations for the Office of the Governor of the State of Alaska. Kip is also a founding volunteer for Alaska Business Week. He participated in the first program in 2010 as a Company Advisor and has continued to volunteer almost every year since.


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Chantel Lovell

Chantel is an Executive Writer at Project Patriarchy and a student at the University of Washington. She attended Alaska Business Week in 2016 and enjoyed it so much she returned as an intern in 2017. After volunteering her time from 2017 - 2020 as program staff she started volunteering as a Company Advisor in 2021.


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Ann Ringstad

Ann is the Principal Consultant at Northern Strategies. She was instrumental in bringing the Alaska Business Week program to Alaska and volunteered as Program Director the first four years from 2010 to 2013.


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Claressa Ullmayer

Claressa is a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG. She attended Alaska Business Week in 2012 and found it to be a  very valuable experience, so much so that in 2017 she was the first ABW Alumni to come back and volunteer as a Company Advisor (CA). She has continued to volunteer each year as a CA ever since.