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Alaska Chamber President appointed to U.S. Chamber Advisory Committee

Anchorage, AK — Alaska Chamber President and CEO Curtis W. Thayer has been appointed to the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100). Thayer is one of 10 newly appointed executives to join this elite group of chamber CEOs to represent the perspectives and needs of chambers and their members to the U.S. Chamber.

“I’m honored to serve on the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100. It not only provides the chance to bring the voice of the Alaska Chamber membership to U.S. Chamber policy makers, but also helps to set priorities that will affect chambers of commerce throughout the nation,” Thayer said.

These experienced leaders advise the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and chamber communities.

“The CCC100 has a long-standing reputation as one of the most prestigious appointments in the chamber community,” said Rob Engstrom, SVP and National Political Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These new members reflect our continued dedication to naming diverse, high-profile leaders to serve on this important committee.”

New members:

  • Nicki Anderson, President, Naperville Area (IL) Chamber of Commerce
  • Beth Bowman, IOM, CCE, President and CEO, Greater Irving-Las Colinas (TX) Chamber of Commerce
  • Guy Ciarrocchi, Esq., President and CEO, Chester County (PA) Chamber of Business & Industry
  • Jim Dinegar, CAE, President and CEO, Greater Washington (DC) Board of Trade
  • Tallia Hart, President and CEO, Irvine (CA) Chamber of Commerce
  • Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Lori Mattson, IOM, President and CEO, Tri-City Regional (WA) Chamber of Commerce
  • Otis Rawl, President and CEO, Greater Lexington (SC) Chamber & Visitors Center
  • Curtis W. Thayer, President and CEO, Alaska Chamber
  • Barry Wilfahrt, IOM, CCE, President and CEO, Grand Forks/East Grand Forks (ND) Chamber of Commerce

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

About the Alaska Chamber
Operating since 1952, the Alaska Chamber works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Alaska Chamber is the voice of small and large business across the state with a Board of Directors comprised of 80 members representing all regions of the state. For more information visit


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