March 30, 2023: The Alaska Trust Land Office - What it Does and How it Supports Alaskans

Featuring: Jusdi Warner, Executive Director of the Alaska Trust Land Office, and John Sturgeon, Alaska Mental Health Trust Board of Trustees member and Resource Management Committee Chair
Location:  Egan Center - LaPerouse Room
Doors open at 7:00am, program begins at 7:30am. 

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Registration is $30 for RDC Members and $35 for Non-Members

Registration is non-refundable, but transferable.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and will close at 12:00pm noon on the Wednesday before the breakfast.

Member Season Pass Holders:  You are automatically be registered for the remaining breakfasts this season. No need to preregister!

There will be a limited amount of "same day" registrations at the door for a flat rate of $40.

RDC believes the health and safety of our staff, board, members, and all fellow Alaskans we interact with is the highest priority. Each of us are doing our due diligence to avoid spreading illness. 

 Breakfast Forums are generally held September through May on the first and the third Thursday of the month. 

2023 Spring Breakfast Forum remaining dates (subject to change):  April 6, April 20, and May 18.  Mark your calendars!   


Breakfast Meeting: February 16, 2023

Clean Energy Solutions for Alaska’s Energy Needs
featuring Michael Valore, Senior Director Nuclear Development, Westinghouse Electric Company and Robert Bernard, Global Director Storage Energy Solutions, Westinghouse Electric Company

Past presentations: 

February 2, 2023
404 Assumption Feasibility Study: The million dollar question
Featuring Jason Brune, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Shannon Miller, Project Manager, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Julie Pack, Assistant Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law
404 Assumption Feasibility Study Slide Presentation (pdf)
404 Assumption Feasibility Study Report

January 19, 2023
Celebrating 10 years of Fire Island and looking ahead to the next 50 years of CIRI
Featuring Suzanne Settle, Vice President of Energy, Land and Resources, CIRI 
Settle Slide Presentation (pdf)

January 5, 2023
2023 Legislative Preview
Featuring Senate Majority Leader Cathy Giessel and Senator Click Bishop

December 1, 2022
Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry Update
Featuring Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association 
Moriarty Slide Presentation (pdf)

October 20, 2022
A Discussion on the Question Shall there be a Constitutional Convention
Featuring Craig Campbell, Convention Yes!, and Mike Heatwole, Defend Our Constitution 

October 6, 2022
Alaska’s Resource Energy Update
Featuring Acting Commissioner Akis Gialopsos, Alaska Department of Natural Resources 
Commissioner's Slide Presentation (pdf)

May 5, 2022
The Tourism Two-step - Air and Cruise Travel in Alaska
Featuring Scott Habberstad, Director of Sales and Community Marketing, Alaska Airlines and Renee Limoge Reeve, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Alaska
Reeve's Slide Presentation (pdf)
Habberstad's Slide Presentation (pdf)

April 21, 2022
Fiscal Effects of Commercial Fishing, Mining, and Tourism: What does the state receive in revenue?  What does it spend?
Featuring Bob Loeffler, Research Professor of Public Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA 
Loeffler's Slide Presentation (pdf)
Copy of ISER Report (weblink)

April 7, 2022
State of Our Fisheries
Featuring Chris Barrows, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director, At-Sea Processors Association, and Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, Department of Fish and Game 
Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch Flyer (pdf)
Fishery Facts, Not Fiction (weblink)

March 17, 2022
Ambler Access Project Update
Featuring Ramzi Fawaz, President and CEO, Ambler Metals and Alan Weitzner, Executive Director, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority 
Lance Miller Slides (pdf)
Ambler Access Project Update slide presentation (pdf)

March 3, 2022
The Biden Administration's "30x30" Initiative: 42 Years Post-ANILCA, What Does This Mean for Alaska?
Featuring Commissioner Corri Feige, Department of Natural Resource, Chad Padgett, State Director for U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, Department of Fish and Game

February 17, 2022
Oil and Gas Industry Update
Featuring Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association

February 3, 2022
Update & Vision for the Port of Alaska
Featuring Mayor Dave Bronson, Municipality of Anchorage

December 2, 2021
50 Years of ANCSA
Featuring Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director ANCSA Regional Association

November 4, 2021
Fast and Furious: Federal Level Actions Affecting Mining
Featuring Katie Sweeney, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, National Mining Association

October 7, 2021
Federal Legal Issues Impacting Alaska Update
Featuring Cori Mills, Deputy Attorney General, Civil Division, and 
Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, Department of Fish and Game 
with special remarks by Brett Huber, Senior Policy Advisor on Federal Issues
DOL List of Federal Issues and Conflicts 10/7/21 (pdf)
DOL List of Federal Issues and Conflicts (weblink)

May 6, 2021
Ambler Metals: Developing the Arctic Project
Featuring Ramzi Fawaz, President and CEO, Ambler Metals

April 15, 2021
Big fun, big business, sportfishing in Alaska
Featuring Ben Mohr, Executive Director, Kenai River Sportfishing Association

April 1, 2021
Hidden in Plain Sight: Alaska’s Affordable Energy
Featuring Lorali Simon, Vice President External Affairs, Usibelli Coal Mine
Corrected slide presentation - pdf
Please note: Slides 3 and 14 are corrected to read 400 instead of 700.

March 18, 2021
TAPS Today: A pipeline update
Featuring Brigham McCown, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

March 4, 2021
University of Alaska Update
Featuring Pat Pitney, University of Alaska Interim President

February 18, 2021
Alaska Tourism in 2021
Featuring Sarah Leonard, President & CEO, Alaska Travel Industry Association

February 4, 2021
Donlin: A look back at 2020 and a look ahead to 2021
Featuring Tisha Kuhns, Vice President, Lands and Natural Resources, Calista Corporation
and Dan Graham, General Manager, Donlin Gold

January 21, 2021
The Future of Kinross in Alaska
Featuring Jeremy Brans, General Manager and Vice President, Kinross Fort Knox

January 14, 2021
Assessment of Governor Dunleavy's Budget
Featuring Larry Persily, Former Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner
Neil Steininger, Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
and Ben Stevens, Chief of Staff to Governor Dunleavy
Persily Presentation - pdf
Steininger Presentation - pdf

December 3, 2020
Oil Search: growing our business in Alaska
Featuring Matt Elmer, Chief Operating Officer, Oil Search Alaska, LLC

November 5, 2020
Keeping Alaskans in the air with Next Level Care
Featuring Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President, Alaska
Click here for a special video featuring Next Level Care

October 1, 2020
OneALASKA - Vote No on 1
Featuring: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
with remarks by Scott Jepsen, Vice President, External Affairs and Transportation, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

September 17, 2020
Doyon Natural Resource Update
Featuring: Aaron Schutt, President and CEO, Doyon, Ltd.

March 5, 2020
Progress on Pebble's Permitting
 Tom Collier, CEO, Pebble Partnership

February 20, 2020
Economic Impact of Construction in Alaska and 2020 Construction Spending Forecast
Featuring: Donna Logan, McDowell Group and 
Alicia Siira, Associated General Contractors of Alaska
2020 Construction Spending Forecast
2020 Economic Impact of Construction Industry, Summary

January 16, 2020
The Alaska Railroad: Roaring into the Twenties
Featuring: Bill O'Leary, President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad Corporation

January 9, 2020
Legislative Preview
Featuring: Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska State Legislature

December 5, 2019
Pipeline Perspectives
Featuring: Tom Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
(Due to technical difficulties, video from this presentation is not available.)

November 7, 2019
Conservation versus and Development
Featuring: Bob Loeffler and Guy Archibald

October 17, 2019
Update of Federal Legal Issues Impacting Alaska

Featuring: Attorney General Kevin Clarkson
Federal Issues and Conflicts - pdf

October 3, 2019
Developing the Ambler Mining District - 60 years in the making...and still counting!
Featuring: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Senior Advisor to Trilogy Metals, Inc.


September 19, 2019
How the Alaska LNG Project Will Benefit Alaskans and America
Featuring: Frank Richards, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
(Due to technical difficulties, video from this presentation is not available.)

May 16, 2019
Cruise Industry Commitment to Sustainable Growth
Featuring: John Binkley, CLIA Alaska


May 2, 2019
2019 Alaska Construction Forecast
Featuring: Scott Goldsmith

Construction Spending Forecast

April 18, 2019
To the U.S. Supreme Court and back again - A huge win for Alaska
Featuring: John Sturgeon

April 4, 2019
Pebble: A Clear Path Forward

Featuring: Tom Collier, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Partnership

March 21, 2019
Featuring: Jason Brune, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

March 7, 2019:
Sealaska's Natural Resource and Environmental Focus
* Please note, due to technical difficulties, the first minute of Mr. Mallott's presentation was missed.
Featuring: Anthony Mallott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sealaska Corporation


February 21, 2019:
Port of Alaska Modernization: Who Pays and How (Much)
Featuring: Steve Ribuffo, Director, Port of Alaska


February 7, 2019:
Fort Knox Gilmore and Beyond
Featuring: Jeremy Brans, Vice President and General Manager of Kinross - Fort Knox

January 3, 2019:
2019 Legislative Preview
Featuring: Senate President Cathy Giessel


November 1, 2018:
Stand for Alaska - Vote NO on 1
Featuring: Vince Beltrami, President, Alaska AFL-CIO
Kara Moriarty, President & CEO, Alaska Oil & Gas Association 
Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director, ANCSA Regional Association

Breakfast packet

October 4, 2018:
Advancing the Ambler Mining District 
Featuring: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Trilogy Metals Inc.
Presentation • Breakfast packet

September 20, 2018:
Liberty Update and EIS Review
Featuring: David Wilkins, Senior Vice President for Alaska, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, and Mike Dunn, Project Manager, Liberty, Hilcorp Alaska LLC
Presentation • Breakfast packet

May 3, 2018:
Stand for Alaska
Featuring Jaeleen Kookesh, Juneau, and Sarah Lefebrve, Fairbanks, co-chairs
Presentation • Breakfast packet

April 5, 2018:
Evolution of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's Escort and Response Capabilities
Tom Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

March 15, 2018:
2018 Alaska Construction Forecast
Featuring Sc
ott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Economics, ISER, UAA.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

March 1, 2018:
The Proposed 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Plan
Featuring David Johnston, Regional Supervisor for the Office of Leasing and Plans, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Breakfast packet • Presentation

February 15, 2018:
To the U.S. Supreme Court and Back Again
Featuring John Sturgeon
Breakfast packet

February 1, 2018:
Alaska-born-and-raised GCI: Growing with Alaska for nearly 40 years
Featuring Brad Spees, Vice President of Business Operations, GCI

Presentation PDF • Breakfast packet

January 18, 2018: Update on Doyon's Nenana Basin Exploration
Featuring Jim Mery, Sr. Vice President, Lands and Natural Resources, Doyon Ltd.

Presentation PDF • Breakfast packet

January 4, 2018: 2018 Legislative Preview, Featuring Senate President Pete Kelly and Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon

To view the complete collection of breakfast presentations, visit our Presentations page or Vimeo page.