"Make it Monday" forum - MTA's Local Mission and Global Vision
Over the last several years, MTA has grown from its base in the Mat-Su Valley to become a statewide telecommunications carrier. MTA brings new opportunities to commercial and government entities across the state, with a network that extends from Anchorage throughout Fairbanks and down the ALCAN, a subsea path to Portland, and Alaska’s first terrestrial paths to Seattle and Chicago. When their Chicago connection goes live this month, Alaska will benefit from the most survivable and fastest connection to the Midwest and East Coast.
Francis LaChapelle serves as Vice President at MTA, responsible for business development and the strategic management of carrier and wholesale relationships. Previously, Mr. LaChapelle was at GCI in various leadership roles in the public sector and wholesale. Prior to that, he served as Vice President at AT&T Alascom managing wholesale and commercial sales. Mr. LaChapelle came to Alaska over 25 years ago and cofounded a company which he later sold to TelAlaska, starting his career in telecommunications. He has served on the board of the Food Bank of Alaska, the Resource Development Council for Alaska, and as a member of the Communications Sub-Committee of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. Mr. LaChapelle received a B.A. from Willamette University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and completed further post-grad research as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
The Anchorage Chamber is committed to creating and providing an environment where our members feel comfortable. We will continue to follow the latest guidance from the CDC and the Anchorage Health Department. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at all in-person events. Please stay home if you feel sick.
Registration is due by 5 pm the Thursday prior, but please RSVP at your earliest convenience. A $2 fee will be added to all walk-in registrations, and available seating is not guaranteed.
General Admission + Lunch: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members
Table Reservation (Seats 8): $230 Members / $280 Non-Members
Coffee Table Reservation: $13 Members / $15 Non-Members
Students: $15 w/ID
Virtual via Zoom: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
Punch Card (10 lunches): $330 Members / $380 Non-Members
CANCELLATION NOTE: For a full refund, registration must be canceled by 5 pm the Thursday prior. No refunds will be given after this date. If you do not arrive by 12:00 pm, your seat will be forfeited. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.