Bristol Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Board President: Frank Schroeder

Chinook Gifts

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Board Vice President: Tim Capo  

King’s Chapel, Bristol Bay

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Board Secretary: Annette Wilson Caruso

SAVEC

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Board Treasurer: Sharon Schroeder   

Camai Community Medical Clinic

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Director: Adelheid Herrmann    

Silver Bay

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Adelheid Herrmann is a life-long resident of the Bristol Bay area residing mainly in the Naknek area.  She has been a commercial fisherman since the age of 6 years old, first setnetting on the Kvichak at the Cutbank in the 1960’s and 70’s and in the 1980’s taking over her father’s drift operation.  She has been an advocate for fisheries and her passion is working on fisheries education that can be used in elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions including Career and Technical Education or what used to be called Vocational Education.  She has helped work on the Alaska Maritime Works Plan, taught classes on Bristol Bay Fisheries and has been on many boards and commissions that focused on fisheries, seafood processing and maritime industries.  Currently she sits on the board for the Bristol Bay Borough Chamber of Commerce, the Western Regional Panel for Aquatic Nuisance Species and the Alaska Pacific University’s Elder’s Council.  She served 6 years in the Alaska Legislature representing the Bristol Bay region, Aleutians and Pribilof Islands and the Western Alaska Peninsula. She has her bachelors’ degree in Public Policy, Fisheries and Native Studies and her Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Fisheries and Oceans. 

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Director: Dan O’Hara                                                

Bay Marine Surveyors

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Director: Karie Tiffany

Wells Fargo

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A 15-year resident of Alaska, Karie has been a part of our community for two years. She hit the ground running, joining the Chamber as a director within 6 months of relocating here for her position as Branch Manager at Wells Fargo. Karie has been with Wells Fargo for 6 years was promoted to Branch Manager after 4 years with no prior banking experience, proving she is really good at what she does. Karie is passionate about promoting excellence in customer service, not just at Wells Fargo, but throughout the community. With her eye for detail, she has been a welcome addition to the Chamber Board of Directors.

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Director: Mark Stahl

Lake and Peninsula Borough

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Mark is the Finance Officer for the Lake and Peninsula Borough and resides in King Salmon. While relatively new to our community, arriving in June 2018, Mark has been a resident of Alaska for over 10 years and has raised his children in the state. His vision for Bristol Bay Borough is a business-friendly community where local businesses can thrive and entrepreneurs are drawn to the area, thereby enhancing the local economy. He is in his first year serving on the Chamber Board and he desires to see local businesses grow and gain financial stability. He looks forward to helping establish a community known for valuing excellent business mentalities and strong customer service practices. He is also known for his strong skills in finding long term solutions to financial trouble and creating tools and sharing them with others to overcome and eliminate financial obstacles. Mark is an integral member of the Chamber Board as plans are mapped out to enhance our community.

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Director: Ralph Zimin

Ralph Zimin was born premature at the Diamond M Cannery in South Naknek in May of 1951, two months before his July due date.  He jokes that he arrived early so he wouldn't miss the run.  Ralph has fished Bristol Bay commercially all his life and also worked on the North Slope for 29 years.  He currently serves on the Naknek-Kvichak Advisory Committee and is an expert on the history and management of our fishery.  

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Director: Shannon Harvilla

Bristol Bay Borough School District

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Director: Christopher Holmes

Alaska Commercial Co. King Salmon

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Chris has been an Alaskan resident for three years moving north from Arizona. He and his wife Andrea lived St. Michael and Mountain Village prior to becoming the Managers of the Alaska Commercial Company Store (AC) in 2018. Chris joined the Chamber Board to help advance the general welfare and prosperity of our community, assist businesses and community members grow and develop. Chris’s talent for merchandising is evident just walking through the aisle at AC. Product placement is key and specialty items are plentiful. He strives to train his team to provide excellent customer service and create fans that rave about AC and the services offered. Chris says “Stop in at AC in King Salmon and take a look for yourself! Nothing makes my day like seeing a customer leave our store with a smile on their face.” This is what makes Chris a prized director on the Chamber Board.

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Join the Board

The Bristol Bay Borough Chamber of Commerce is seeking business and community professionals, interested and willing to dedicate their time, energy, and expertise, to fill open seats on the Chamber Board.  Currently, they are looking for candidates to fill 1 vacancy. Applications may be downloaded and submitted to the Chamber Office. 

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Chamber of Commerce and will determine the objectives, policies, and activities, as well as, ensuring the fiscal responsibility of the Chamber.  Directors are expected to attend monthly Board meetings from 6:30 to approximately 8:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month; help organize and participate in community events; and, make themselves available for special meetings and events throughout the year.  Candidates for the Board of Directors of the Bristol Bay Borough Chamber of Commerce should be ready to serve in a manner that is in the best interest of the Chamber, its membership and the community.