Meet the Team
President & CEO
Kati Capozzi has served as the President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber since April 2019. Prior to her appointment at the Chamber, Capozzi served as the campaign manager for Stand for Alaska, the group that soundly defeated Ballot Measure 1 in 2018. Before leading the Stand for Alaska effort, Capozzi worked for five years as a communications and projects manager at the Resource Development Council. Her passion for advocacy work and promoting a healthy business environment in Alaska began in 2011 at the same organization she now leads, originally serving the Alaska Chamber as communications and events director.
Capozzi serves on the board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Committee of 100 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Closer to home, she's an appointed commissioner at the Heritage Land Bank for the Municipality of Anchorage. Capozzi moved to Alaska in 1996 and lives and plays in Eagle River with her husband Daniel and their dog Missy.
Events and Membership Director
Annie comes to us with an extensive background in event planning, non-profits and executive administration experience.
She began her career in the early 90’s as the Sponsor and Logistics Coordinator for the original Anchorage Aces Hockey Team, since she has ran a successful home business, been heavily involved in volunteering at her daughters schools, The American Cancer Society and The American Diabetes Association. Most recently, she was the Operations/Event Manager at Pacific Northern Academy where she enjoyed 9 years handling large fundraisers; taking it from conception to final event. Her experience includes procuring and managing sponsorships, logistics, vendor and volunteer supervision, set-up and décor. Annie also was responsible for daily operations, group travel logistics, and specials projects.
Annie is a long-time Alaskan, graduated from Dimond High School and is a mother of two daughters. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family - camping almost every weekend in the summer and traveling to the sunshine in the winters. She was raised with the mindset that there is no better place to raise a family and own a business than Alaska.
Michelle Manring joins the Alaska Chamber as the Office Manager, serving since August of 2021. Her background includes 10 years of experience in operational efficiency as well as project and program management. Prior to the Chamber, Michelle worked for the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountains, Adams County Education Consortium and Easter Seals Colorado. Her unique background showcases her enthusiasm for helping people, communities and non-profit organizations find their strengths, passions and true potential.
After living in various locations in the lower 48 and Canada, Michelle is excited to start her new adventure in Alaska and is looking forward to the opportunity to enrich the lives of families and businesses in the beautiful 49th state.