Board of Directors

John Blasco

John Blasco

President

Anchorage Distillery 

John is the CEO of Anchorage Distillery. The boys basketball head coach at TMHS. He is also a husband and the father of two.

Wayne Jensen

Wayne Jensen

Past President

Jensen Yorba Wall, Inc.

Wayne has been an architect in Juneau for over 45 years. He and his wife Rita moved to Juneau from Nebraska in 1973.

Laura McDonnell

Laura McDonnell

President Elect

Caribou Crossings

Lifelong Juneauite, business owner. Earned her undergrad and graduate degrees in management and business administration from Univ of Alaska.

Jodi Garza

Jodi Garza

Secretary

Alaska Seaplanes

Raised on Prince of Wales Island, has lived in Juneau for 14 years. CAO for Alaska Seaplanes for 10 years. I have three kids and have been married for 23 years.

Max Mertz

Max Mertz

Treasurer

Mertz CPA, Advisor

Max has been a CPA in Alaska for over 25 years and was a CPA in New Mexico prior. During his career, he has served clients in a variety of industries including fisheries, airline, government, and not-for-profit.

Scott Bergmann

Scott Bergmann

Board Member

Alaskan Fudge Co.

Born and raised in Juneau. He is a husband and father of three. His family started Alaskan Fudge Co. in the spring of 1980.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown

Board Member

Attorney at Law

Ben is a lifelong Alaskan and a company member at Perseverance. Brown is an attorney-at-law and has been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 2002.

Richard Burns

Richard Burns

Board Member

Juneau Radio Center

Richard has worked in radio his whole life.  He and his wife own Juneau Radio Center, and stations across Texas.  He is a past Chamber board President, 2010 Citizen of the year and currently is the Chair for Travel Juneau. 

Bruce Denton

Bruce Denton

Juneau Self Storage

Originally from Washington. Has been with his wife for 44 years and has 4 children. Former building contractor and dog musher.

Connie Hulbert

Connie Hulbert

Board Member

AEL&P

Raised in Juneau. Wife and mother of two. Degree in Computer Science. She has been with AELP for 24 years, and became President in 2017.

Eric Forst

Eric Forst

Board Member

Red Dog Saloon

Active Rotarian and past president, Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Chico. He has one daughter and has been married to his wife Tracy for 25 years.

McHugh Pierre

McHugh Pierre

Board Member

Goldbelt, Inc.

McHugh is president and CEO of Goldbelt. McHugh holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

Board Member

Hecla Greens Creek

​An outdoor enthusiast and advocate for community engagement, he is also an active member of the AMA, RDC, and is the treasurer for the Juneau Gold Rush Days.

Ray Thibodeau

Ray Thibodeau

Board Member

Alaska Marine Lines

3rd generation Juneauite. He started his career with AML in Oct of 1990. He is married to Anne, and is a father of 4.