Presentations

2020

November 18, 2020 41st Annual Alaska Resources Conference (virtual)

November 5, 2020
Keeping Alaskans in the air with Next Level Care
Featuring: Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President, Alaska 

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
Featuring:
 Tom Collier, CEO, Pebble Partnership
Presentation 

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
Presentation
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
Presentation

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

2019

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 20-21: 40th Annual Alaska Resources Conference

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

October 17, 2019
Update of Federal Legal Issues Impacting AlaskaAttorney General Kevin Clarkson
Federal Issues and Conflicts - pdf

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

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

May 16, 2019
Cruise Industry Commitment to Sustainable Growth:  John Binkley
Presentation

May 2, 2019
2019 Alaska Construction Forecast:  Scott Goldsmith
Presentation Construction Spending Forecast

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

April 4, 2019
Pebble: A Clear Path ForwardTom Collier, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Limited Partnership
Presentation

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

March 7, 2019Sealaska'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, Presentation

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

February 7, 2019: Fort Knox Gilmore and BeyondJeremy Brans, Kinross - Fort Knox, Presentation

January 3, 2019: 2019 Legislative PreviewSenate President-elect Cathy Giessel. Presentation

2018

November 14-15: 39th Annual Alaska Resources Conference

November 1, 2018:  Stand for Alaska - Vote NO on 1Vince 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 Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Trilogy Metals Inc. Presentation Breakfast packet

September 20, 2018:  Liberty Update and EIS Review, 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 AlaskaJaeleen 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, Scott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Economics, ISER, UAA.  Breakfast packet • Presentation

March 1, 2018:  The Proposed 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Plan, 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 AgainJohn Sturgeon Breakfast packet

February 1, 2018:  Alaska-born-and-raised GCI: Growing with Alaska for nearly 40 years, Brad Spees, Vice President of Business Operations, GCI. Presentation PDF • Breakfast packet

January 18, 2018: Update on Doyon's Nenana Basin Exploration, 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

2017

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

November 15-16: 38th Annual Alaska Resources Conference

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 16-17: 37th Annual Alaska Resources Conference

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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