Alaska MBA Luncheons are every 3rd Wednesday of the Month


The Coast International Inn

3450 Aviation Avenue

Anchorage, AK. 99502

McKinley West or Susitna Room

Dates / 2017-2018 Fiscal year

September 20th @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Cliff Groh is a lifelong Alaskan, a lawyer, and a writer. He is the Chair of Alaska Common Ground, a public policy organization focused on helping Alaskans seek consensus on the major issues facing the state. He has been on the board of Alaska Common Ground for more than 20 years, and has during that time has been a panelist, speaker, moderator, and/or organizer for more than a dozen events regarding Alaska fiscal policy.

October 18th 2017 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Matt Tully is vice president of government and industry relations at Essent. Tully spent nearly seven years working on Capitol Hill, most recently as Chief of Staff for Congressman David Schweikert from Arizona. In this capacity, Tully served as the Congressman’s primary policy and political advisor and oversaw his work on the House Financial Services Committee. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Tully worked in the Congressional Affairs division of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Tully holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Holy Cross College and a MBA from George Mason University.

November 15th 2017 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker David Neel with Homeland Security & Emergency Management



December – No Meeting


January 17th 2018 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Robin Ward, Director and Chief Housing Officer for the Municipality of Anchorage Real Estate Department


February 21st 2018 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Bill Popp has spent more than 40 years in both the Alaska private and public sectors. As President & CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation since 2007, he sets the strategic direction in marketing Anchorage and Alaska to companies and global industries considering Anchorage as a place in which to do business and assists local businesses looking to expand both within Anchorage and Alaska as well as Lower 48 and international markets.

March 21st 2018 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Jan Miyagishima Director Mortgage Operations at Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. Prior to joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in 2014, Jan worked in the lending industry for over 20 years. As director of mortgage operations, she oversees mortgage loan servicing, the senior housing office and multi- and single family lending.

April 18th 2018 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Kara Moriarty President / CEO of Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA). Kara came to Alaska from her home state of South Dakota to teach elementary school in Atqasuk, an Inupiaq village in the North Slope Borough. After working in Washington, DC for then South Dakota Congressman, now U.S. Senator John Thune, she moved back to Alaska and lived in Fairbanks for seven years. She has served as legislative staff in Juneau to Senator Gary Wilken and was the President/CEO of the Fairbanks Chamber for four years. She joined the AOGA staff in April 2005. She became the fifth Executive Director of AOGA on January 1, 2012.  She became President/CEO December of 2013.  She is a 2003 recipient of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40 Award and was the Honorary Iceman at Eielson Air Force Base. She is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Anchorage and serves on the Executive Committee of the Resource Development Council.

May 16th 2018 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Speaker Eddie Hunsinger is the Demographer for the State of Alaska


June 20th 2018 – No Meeting

July 18th 2018 – No Meeting

August 15th 2018 – No Meeting