CEO Speed Mentoring is an opportunity for motivated and advice-seeking young professionals in the Anchorage business community to hear from local CEO’s, general managers, presidents, and entrepreneurs about business, leadership, life lessons, and advice in a relaxed environment.
Confirmed CEOs are:
- Julie Taylor, CEO, Alaska Regional Hospital
- Bruce Bustamante, President/CEO, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
- Debbie Reinwand, President/CEO/Owner, Brilliant Media Strategies
- Joseph C Everhart, Market Executive, Alaska, Wells Fargo
- more to come!
is the Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Regional Hospital.
Before joining Alaska Regional, she was the CEO of West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Prior to that position, she was Chief Operating Officer at Medical Center of Aurora in the Denver area.
Julie earned master’s degrees in both nursing and business administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Julie serves on numerous boards, including First National Bank of Alaska, Anchorage Economic Development Council and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Anchorage, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, and past-chair for the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.
Julie is also a 2016 inductee into the ATHENA Society for her outstanding community service and dedication to promoting women in business. Julie is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and ACHE regent for the State of Alaska.
is the President of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and has lived and worked in Anchorage for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Previously, Bruce was vice president of Community and Public Affairs for Princess Cruises where he served for eight years. Prior to that, Bruce was president and CEO of the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, now known as Visit Anchorage, where he served in that capacity for seven years. During that time, Bruce was directly involved with two campaigns to build a new convention center in Anchorage, which passed voter approval in 2005.
Bruce also worked for Alaska Airlines as Regional Sales Director where he managed three sales offices in Alaska from 1992-2000. Bruce worked for Alaska Airlines for 17 years and lived and worked in Seattle, Tucson, and Los Angeles before moving to Alaska.
With 20 years’ experience at Brilliant Media Strategies, Debbie Reinwand
is the go-to person overseeing media relations, grassroots strategic planning, and political strategies.
- Serves as the agency’s senior issues communication specialist
- Equally comfortable working with rural residents and multinational corporations
- Results-based strategist who relies on both primary and secondary research to help achieve a client’s goals
She is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in strategic planning, multimedia marketing, video production, script writing, research planning and analysis, event planning, customer service, and sales. She's a strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Journalism and Political Science from Whitworth University.
Joe Everhart, Market Executive, Alaska, Commercial Bank, Executive Vice President
Joe Everhart is a 30-year Wells Fargo veteran. He was named Market Executive for Alaska in May 2019. Previously, he served as Business Banking Division Manager for Alaska, Oregon and Washington in October 2016 overseeing more than 190 team members. Prior to that position, he served as Alaska Region President, overseeing 48 branches and more than 400 team members.
Everhart began his career as a Management Trainee in Alaska, learning the inner workings of the bank and connecting with community leaders from Ketchikan to Barrow. He held Branch Manager positions in Barrow, Homer and Kotzebue, where he met his wife Gayla. Everhart served as Southeast Alaska Community Banking President for four years before being promoted to Alaska Regional Business Banking Manager in 2006.
Everhart is a 2005 graduate of the Wells Fargo Leadership Mastery Program. The program provides advanced leadership opportunities to strengthen management skills. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Gonzaga University.
Everhart has held numerous business, community and economic development leadership positions. He currently serves as a board member for the Alaska Bankers Association, Alaska Chamber of Commerce, Rasmuson Foundation, and Waterfall Foundation.