Curtis W. Thayer will share the results from a recent broad-based statewide survey the Alaska Chamber conducts annually to gauge public sentiment on the economy resource development the State of Alaska and more.
The Alaska Chamber’s mission is to promote a healthy business environment in Alaska. Developing a fiscal plan that spurs economic growth and creates jobs is vital to Alaska’s future which is why it is important to have current comprehensive data to help make wise choices. Lawmakers have the unenviable job of making difficult decisions but by arming them with sound information we hope they can have the confidence they need to make those decisions.
Curtis W. Thayer, Alaska Chamber, President and CEO
Advocating for favorable economic conditions for Alaska’s private companies is a role well suited to a long career in government and corporate affairs. Curtis served as Commissioner for the Department of Administration and a cabinet member for Governor Sean Parnell, with responsibility for 1,100 public employees and an annual budget of $350 million. His public service also includes deputy commissioner with the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Prior to public service, Curtis worked on the management team of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company and for the Alaska Gas Producers Pipeline Team. He has also worked in Washington, D.C. with Congressman Don Young and Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski. Curtis has served on boards at Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, Alaska Retirement Management Board, Alaska Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board and chaired the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots for five years. He was recently selected to serve on the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, an elite group of chamber executives that represents the perspectives and needs of chamber and their members to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A life-long Alaskan, Curtis is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was recognized as one of Alaska’s “Top 40 under 40” community leaders.
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