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.
Director of Operations
Michelle Manring joined the Alaska Chamber as the Operations Manager, in 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.
Director of External Affairs
Kari Nore joined the Alaska Chamber as the Director of External Affairs, in March of 2023. Prior to the Chamber, Nore served as Project Manager at the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc. for over two and a half years. She spent almost 6 years working in the Alaska State Legislature, advancing from the front desk scheduler to a senior staff position in the Senate President’s Office.
Nore holds a B.A. in Political Science with a double minor in French and Psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Nore is a life-long Alaskan who was born and raised in North Pole. In her spare time, she can be found spending time outside with her Golden Retriever named Mabel, out on the water in search of salmon, on a yoga mat, or tackling a never-ending pile of DIY projects.