2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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WENDELL HARREN

Board President
First National Bank Alaska

I’m proud to serve the Haines business community as acting President of the Chamber of Commerce.  I moved to Haines in 2018 and have been a student of finance and banking for eight years now.  My experience in banking Haines is well suited to a unique and valuable pro-business viewpoint.

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SEAN GAFFNEY

Board Vice President
Alaska Mountain Guides

I’m proud to represent the business community of Haines as a current Chamber of Commerce Board member.  I’m a business owner and also a Board member for Haines Economic Development Corporation and the Tourism Advisory Board.  I’m excited about what we’ve accomplished and look forward to continuing the important work of the Chamber.

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Karen Hess

Secretary
Owner of Chilkat Valley Adventures

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Paige McQuaid

Board Member

General Manager of Aspen Hotel and Suites

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Barbara Mulford

Board Member
Tashanuk Mountain Trail

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GEORGE CAMPBELL

Board Member
Storage and Warehouse

My desire and reason for offering my time to the Chamber is to help our community return to the prosperity it has the potential to receive.  Growing up in Haines in the 1970s and early 1980s, our community shared logging, lumber mills, fishing, and tourism as industrial drivers.  Three of the four have atrophied, with efforts within the community to further reduce all economic drivers.


Only through organized efforts can our community continue to support family incomes.  As a Board member, my business experience offers insight and ideas that complement those of other Board members.  Through some contacts I have in other communities, I hope to also assist in bringing more knowledge and outreach to enable our community in forming partnerships with economic projects.


The Chamber of Commerce should be a voice for the business community, educating and guiding the government and public through factual education supporting all business and industry bringing economic stability to Haines.