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Kati Capozzi heading up Alaska Chamber of Commerce

The Alaska Chamber has hired Kati Capozzi as its next president and chief executive officer. She replaces Curtis Thayer, who left the Chamber to head up the Alaska Energy Authority.

Capozzi is well known in the public and political sectors in Anchorage, having led the “Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1,” group that worked to successfully defeat  Ballot Measure 1 in November 2018. The Vote No campaign won 62 percent of the statewide vote.

Prior to leading Stand for Alaska, Capozzi was communications and project manager for the Resource Development Council for Alaska, where she managed large events, led communications efforts, and monitored legislation that concerns the business membership. She also worked for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

“Kati Capozzi is a perfect match for this demanding role,” said Cory Baggen, Chamber chairman. “Her expertise in engaging Alaskans on the importance of a stable and competitive economic environment will serve the Chamber membership well.”

She has a bachelors degree in business administration from University of Alaska Anchorage.

The Alaska Chamber is a non-profit  business organization founded in 1953 that promotes a positive business environment in Alaska. The Chamber represents more than 800 businesses, manufacturers, and local chambers from across Alaska.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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