Welcome to the new Juneau Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Craig Dahl!
Juneau Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director Appointment
Longtime Juneau resident and business leader Craig Dahl to assume post
JUNEAU, Alaska (January 15, 2015) – The Juneau Chamber of Commerce has selected Craig Dahl, the Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Pacific Bank, as its new Executive Director. Dahl brings to this new role a lifetime of commitment to the business health of Juneau, said the Chamber’s Board President, Lance Stevens.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Craig Dahl as the new Executive Director for the Juneau Chamber of Commerce,” said Stevens. “With Craig’s experience and background in serving the business community of Juneau, the Board of Directors has the leadership needed to meet the Chamber's stated objectives: to improve the business climate and to make this community more prosperous, ecologically attractive and desirable as a place to work and live. I'm looking forward to working with Craig, the board and the members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce to attain our goals.”
Dahl replaces Cathie Roemmich, who resigned in November after serving for nine years as Executive Director of the Chamber. Dahl says his long experience in the community and in business in Juneau allows him to step into this new position and immediately face the challenges ahead.
“I’ve been in banking in Juneau since 1973, and having just retired from Alaska Pacific Bank in April, this opportunity couldn’t come at a better time for me to find a new way to contribute to this community,” Dahl said. “I have lived in Juneau for over 50 years and my wife Leslie and I have raised three children here. Juneau is our home and it is exciting to be able to contribute to the continued health of our community in this new capacity.”
Dahl identified some key issues that the business community is facing now that he anticipates will be of concern. “There are many challenges ahead – state revenues, city budgets, taxation issues – and I’m looking forward to taking these issues on and keeping the businesses of Juneau informed as to what is in front of us, and I am also motivated to contribute to solutions in these and other areas.”
Dahl holds a B.A. in Management from Seattle University and has also studied various business programs at The University of Wisconsin, University of Alaska Southeast, the Wharton School of Financial Management and the University of Colorado. He has been a member of the Glacier Rotary Club for 35 years and has served on many community boards, including the Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross, the Alaska Housing Development Corporation and the Juneau Economic Development Council. Dahl has also been a Juneau Volunteer Fireman in the past.
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce supports economic diversity, encourages entrepreneurship, and endorses responsible, sustainable development to maintain Juneau's high quality of life while advocating economic vitality for all of Alaska.
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Chamber Weekly Luncheon Program- Thursday, January 22, 2015
Join us in the Alaska Room at the Airport. Dennis McMillan, President, CEO of the Foraker Group will be presenting an Economic Update. Program is 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:30. Members $20, non-members $25
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