About Us2019-03-20T21:05:40+00:00

Who We Are

To move our community and economy forward, growing and creating new jobs and industries, we need your help. FEDC cannot succeed alone. We need state government, local government and most importantly, we need you to become a part of our team! Let’s work toward a sustainable future for the Tanana Valley together.

FEDC is a Board run 501(c) 6 corporation with five full-time staff.

Jim Dodson

President / CEO

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Rebecka Jones

Executive Assistant/Fiscal Manager

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Juliet Shepherd

Project Manager: Emerging Arctic, Technology Led Development

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Michelle Ohnesorge

Project Manager: Agriculture, Community Economic Modeling, Forestry, Rural Outreach, Fairbanks First: Think Local

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Jomo Stewart

Project Manager: Energy, Military, Mining, YPC

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Board of Directors

  • Chair – Jack Wilbur, Design Alaska
  • Vice Chair – Jennifer Imus, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Secretary – Dan Gavora, Doyon Utilities
  • Treasurer – Bert Bell, GHEMM Company
  • Jim Matherly Mayor, City of Fairbanks
  • TBD Union Rep
  • Geri Simon Doyon Limited
  • Brittany Hale Chair of the Chamber
  • Dan White UA Fairbanks
  • Steve Lundgren Denali State Bank
  • Jack Hebert Cold Climate Housing Research Center

Ex-Officio Members

  • Bryce Ward Mayor, Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Michael Welch Mayor, City of North Pole
  • Angie Spear Manager, Fairbanks International Airport
  • Shaun Tacke Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly
  • Amy Cook Tote Maritime

Thank you FEDC Investors