On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Board of Directors, the Chambers of Commerce of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward and the cities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward, we would like to thank our speakers for taking time out of their busy schedules to present at the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District 2016 Industry Outlook Forum.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, without whom this forum would not be possible. Because of the generous donations we receive each year, the event can be free of charge to our community.
And finally, we would like to thank our community for continuous support for the Industry Outlook Forum. We look forward to next year!
Speakers at the 2016 Forum; Moderator and City Manager of Seldovia Tim Dillon, Economist for Alaska Department of Labor Alyssa Rodrigues, Barbara Sheinberg of Sheinberg Associates, Mayor Mike Navarre of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai Vice Mayor Brian Gabriel, Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, Executive Director Cindy Clock with the Seward Chamber of Commerce, Committee and Projects Coordinator Kate Blair from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, Associate Director for Strategy Melissa Houston with the UA Center for Economic Development, Sandie Gilliland and Jayce Robertson from the Kenai Peninsula College, CEO Benjamin Johnson from BlueCrest Energy, Kenai Team Operation Manager Chad Helgeson with Hilcorp Alaska, VP Engineering and Program Manager Frank Richards with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, Contracting Lead Ross Sorensen with the Alaska LNG Project, President and CEO Sophie Minich with CIRI Alaska Native Corporation, CEO Rick Davis with the Central Peninsula Hospital, CEO Monica Adams with Peninsula Community Health Services, Civil Engineer and Project Manager Joseph McElroy with Trihydro Corporation, General Manager Brad Janorschke with Homer Electric Association, Special Assistant in Oil and Gas Larry Persily with the Kenai Peninsula Borough, External Affairs Manager Kurt Parkan with Donlin Gold, Project Manager Dan Graham with Pacrim Coal, VP of Public Affairs Mike Heatwole with the Pebble Partnership, and Congressional Updates Via DVD from Senator Dan Sullivan, Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young.
Our generous sponsors this year; First National Bank Alaska, Alaska LNG, Conam Construction, Tesoro Alaska, Alaska Oil Sales, CIRI Native Corporation, Industrial Instrument Service Inc., TOTE Maritime Alaska, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Kenai and Soldotna, Homer Electric Association, PacRim Coal, Taku Engineering, Rain for Rent, Northern Industrial Training, Lynden Transport, Aspen Extended Stay Suites, Ravn Alaska, Airport Equipment Rentals, Artistic Puppy, CBC Rentals and Kenai Catering. Thank you Clarion and KSRM for Media Coverage.
Caitlin Coreson, Programs Manager
Economic Development District