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, Vote No on 1, the group that soundly defeated Ballot Measure 1 last November, winning over 62% of the statewide vote. 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 moved to Alaska in 1996 and currently lives and plays in Eagle River with her husband Daniel and their newly adopted dog Missy.
Member Services Director
Pete Nolan has served as the Member Services Director at the Alaska Chamber since December 2014. Prior to joining the Chamber Pete has worked in the field of advertising and spent five years as a business development officer with Stewart Title Company. Pete is also a retired Anchorage Police Officer who had been injured in the line of duty. Pete’s experiences through the years have given him a personal view of business and sales. This has made him uniquely qualified to work with membership for Alaska’s largest statewide business organization. The role of Member Services Director is to invite and welcome new members to the Alaska Chamber while meeting the needs and concerns of the current members. This is a role that Pete has embraced and excelled at through his tenure at the Alaska Chamber.
Pete grew up in Anchorage and graduated from East Anchorage High School. He has been married to Katie for 40 years and looks forward to 40 more. Alaska will be his forever home.
Communications & Operations Manager
Prior to joining the Chamber, Melissa served on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Murkowski. In this role, Melissa worked as the Executive Assistant for almost five years. She particularly enjoyed coordinating CODELS and collecting and analyzing information during the legislative policy-making process. Notably, in 2018 she assisted with the achievement of conducting the Senate's first field hearing at an international auto show which focused on the current state of integrating energy and natural resources into the automotive landscape through reducing the carbon footprint of vehicles and increasing the efficiency through growing technologies.
These days, she splits her time between developing and implementing external communication and overseeing the internal operations of the Chamber as well as providing subject matter expertise on relevant legislative activities as it pertains to the Chamber's priorities.
Melissa is a mom to a little teething adventurer and if you challenge her and her husband to The Office trivia, they will likely win. You may often find her swooning over antique cars and cheering on (most of the) Washington DC sports teams. Except when it comes to football. Go 49ers go!
Join Our Team!
Our team is currently seeking a Office and Events Coordinator. The ideal candidate for this position is an organized, detail-oriented indivdiual who is able to manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment. If you are a deadline-driven professional with a strong work ethic and background in virtual event planning and office administration, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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