Presentations

2017

December 7, 2017: Quintillion: Building new opportunities for Alaska's economy, Kristina Woolston, Vice President External Relations, Quintillion. Breakfast Packet (pdf)

November 2, 2017: A New Look at North Slope Oil and Gas Potential, David Houseknecht, Project Chief, Energy Resources Program for Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey  Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

October 5, 2017: Pebble – A New Path Forward, Tom Collier, President & CEO, Pebble Partnership. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

September 21, 2017: Dozen (Port of Anchorage) Facts, Jim Jager, Director of External Affairs, Port of Anchorage. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

September 7, 2017: Governor Bill Walker, State of Alaska  Breakfast Packet (pdf)

May 18, 2017: Cruising to a record number of visitors - an update on the 2017 cruise ship season, John Binkley, President, CLIA Alaska. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf) 

May 4, 2017: Hilcorp's Past, Present, and Future in Alaska, David Wilkins, Sr. Vice President, Hilcorp Alaska. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

April 20, 2017: Update on Federal Legal Issues Facing the State of Alaska, Jahna Lindemuth, Attorney General, State of Alaska. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Federal Issues Handout (pdf)

April 6, 2017: Are we there yet? The Legislature's winding road toward a fiscal solution, Featuring Andrew Jensen, Managing Editor, Alaska Journal of Commerce. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

March 16, 2017: Fix the Fiscal Problem Now and Don’t Destroy Our Resource Industries, Jim Jansen, Chairman, Lynden and Co-Chair, KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf) • KEEP Video • KEEP Fact Sheet

March 2, 2017: What's Next For Caelus? with Pat Foley, Senior Vice President Alaska Operations, Caelus Energy Alaska LLC. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

February 16, 2017: The State's Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities with Cheryl Frasca, Past President, Commonwealth North. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

February 2, 2017: University of Alaska: Leading Change with Jim Johnsen, President, University of Alaska

January 19, 2017: Alaska Tourism: Shining Bright Among Fiscal Uncertainty with Sarah Leonard, President & CEO, Alaska Travel Industry Association. Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

January 5, 2017: Preview of the 2017 Legislative Session with Senate President Pete Kelly and House Majority Leader Chris Tuck. Breakfast Packet (pdf)

2016

December 15, 2016ANCSA at 45: Where Are We Now?, Presented by Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director, ANCSA Regional Association
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

December 1, 2016Preview of Governor's 2017 Fiscal Plan, Presented by: Ken Alper, Director, Tax Division, Department of Revenue
Breakfast Packet (pdf)

November 3, 2016Update on the Sturgeon Lawsuit: Implications for Alaska Land Management, Presented by: Matthew Findley, Ashburn and Mason, PC
Breakfast Packet (pdf)

October 20, 2016Gearing up for 2017Presented by: Bill O'Leary, President, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • AKRR Video • PowerPoint (pdf) (To watch the video previewed by audience members at the beginning of the presentation, click "AKRR Video." Presenter comments begin at minute 8:00.)

October 6th, 2016: Tribal Lands into Trust: The Next StepsPresented by: Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott Breakfast Packet (pdf)

September 15, 2016: Breakfast Forum - Essential Steps in Obtaining a Healthy Oil and Gas Industry, Featuring: John Hendrix Chief Oil and Gas Advisor to the Governor, State of Alaska

Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

June 30, 2016: Annual Membership Luncheon, 2016 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, featuring Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets, BP

May 18th, 2016: Cruise Alaska Pipeline Throughput Up, Expected To Hit One Million This Year, Presented by: John Binkley, President, Cruise Lines International Association - Alaska 
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint (pdf)

May 5, 2016: Point Thomson Update, Presented by: Cory Quarles, Production Manager, ExxonMobil, Video provided by Aaron A. Weaver (www.aaronweaver.com) 
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint (pdf) • Polar Bear Detection (Video) • Pt. Thompson Time Lapse (Video)

April 21, 2016: National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska Update, Presented by: Nick Olds, VicePresident of North Slope Operations & Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

April 7, 2016: Seafood Market Update and ASMI Activities, Presented by: Alexa Tonkovich, Executive Director, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

March 17, 2016: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System 2016 Update, Presented by: Tom Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

March 3: One Man's Journey to the Supreme Court: Sturgeon v. National Park Service, Featuring: John Sturgeon Extensive background information on the Sturgeon case, as well legal fee donation details, may be found here
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

February 18: Alaska's Future: Act Now! Former Governor Tony Knowles and Sophie Minich, Co-Chair, Alaska's Future and President and Chief Executive Officer, Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf) 

February 4: AIDEA Statewide Update: John Springsteen, Executive Director, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf) • Investing in Alaskans (pdf) 

January 21: Pogo Mine: Ten Years of Success, Chris Kennedy, General Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

January 7: Fiscal Effects of Commercial Fishing, Mining & Tourism: What Does Alaska Receive in Revenue? What Does it Spend?Bob Loeffler, Visiting Professor of Public Policy, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research
Breakfast Packet (pdf) • Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

2015

December 17th: A Preview of the 2016 Legislative Session, Senate President Kevin Meyer & House Speaker Mike Chenault

December 3rd: Twenty Years And Counting: Donlin Gold Reaches A Major Milestone, Stan Foo, President and General Manager, Donlin Gold LLC

November 18-19: 36th Annual Alaska Resources Conference

November 5th: The Dangerous Precedent of Privately Held Instream Flow Reservations, Eric Fjelstad, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

October 15th: Usibelli Coal Mine: 1943 to Present. Our Past, Present, and Future, Lorali Simon, Vice President, Government Affairs, Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. 

October 1: Alaska's Economy: Urgency for a Stable Fiscal Future, Mark Edwards, Northrim Bank and Ralph Samuels, Holland America Line

September 17: Arctic Economic Council Overview, Tara Sweeney, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

June 30th: RDC 2015 Annual Meeting, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan

May 21st: A Year in Transition and Vision for the Future,Featuring Alice Rogoff, Alaska Dispatch News

May 7th: A New Transportation System in the U.S. Arctic - what should be built where?, Dr. Andrew Metzger, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage

April 16th: Transmission: Delivering Value, Dan Kline, Director of Strategic Transmission Initiatives, Xcel energy and Co-Executive Director, CapX2020

April 9th: National Petroleum Council Arctic Study, Special breakfast cosponsored by the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and RDC

April 2nd: Why aren't there more metal mines in Alaska? Opportunities and Challenges, Karen Matthias, Managing Consultant, Council of Alaska Producers

March 19th: State Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Cheryl Frasca, Board Member, Commonwealth North, Eric Wohlforth, Past Board President, Commonwealth North

March 5th: Arctic Oil Spill Response, Barkley Lloyd, General Manager, Alaska Clean Seas

February 19th: LNG By Rail: Concepts & Logistics, Dale Wade, Vice President, Marketing and Customer Service, Alaska Railroad Corporation

February 5th: Wood Bison Release, Mike Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

January 15th: 2015 Legislative Session Preview, Senate President Kevin Meyer and House Speaker Mike Chenault

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