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Join us in 2023 for this celebration of Alaska business leaders


Please join 600 of Alaska's top business leaders for this celebration as we welcome five new members into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame.

This event kicks off the calendar year and is a major fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Alaska; a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, career/work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to 15,000+ students in Alaska annually.

Read the full press release here.


A huge thank you to the sponsors of the
Alaska Business Hall of Fame. 

We appreciate you.

Title Sponsor
Alaska Business Magazine

Laureate Video Sponsor
Upper 1 Studios
Davis Constructors

Platinum Sponsors

TBA

Gold Sponsors
TBA

Laureate Reception Sponsor
TBA

Silver Sponsors
TBA

Centerpiece Sponsor
TBA

Wine Sponsor
TBA

Updated March 24, 2022

Meet the 2023 Master(s) of Ceremonies

Gloria and Tom will kick off the 2023 event and lead the induction ceremony. 

Gloria O'Neill

Gloria O’Neill is the President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC).  She also serves as a member of the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board and Founder of Upper One Games, LLC. In her role of President and CEO of CITC Enterprises Inc. (CEI), Ms. O’Neill serves as Executive Chair and board member of E-Line Ventures, LLC.

At the national level, she was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), and is a former member of the Department of the Interior Tribal/Interior Budget Council and the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau. She also served as a Board member of the National CASA Association, and is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship Program.

Regent O’Neill earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Originally from Soldotna, Alaska, Ms. O’Neill is of Yup’ik and Irish descent.

-Biography from the University of Alaska website

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Admiral Tom Barrett, USCG (Ret.)

As the former President of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Barrett focuses on building a high-performance culture. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the first Administrator of the U.S. Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration.

He also spent 35 years in the U.S. Coast Guard where he commanded operations in Alaska and the North Pacific. Barrett chairs the board’s Wealth Management & Trust Committee. 

Adm. Barrett was inducted into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame in 2018.

- Biography from First National Bank Alaska website

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2023 Event Program  

General Reception

5:30 PM

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

6:30 PM

Peter Grunwaldt and Tim Worthen 

Premier Alaska Tours

Jeanine St. John

Lynden

Gail Schubert

Bering Straits Native Corporation

Greg Romack

Davis Constructors

JA Educator of the Year presentation

Sean Schubert, King Tech

JA Volunteer of the Year presentation

Andrew Elliott, New York Life

Closing Remarks & Raffle

8:15 PM

Sponsorship Opportunities

Laureate Video Sponsor
(4 available) Sponsors 140 future entrepreneurs

$5,000

- Logo introduction of 1 laureate video (per sponsorship)
- Table of 10 with premier seating (first 2 rows)
- Full page advertisement in event program
- Logo included on promotional materials and website as event sponsor
- Logo electronically displayed during event
- 2 bottles of wine and champagne for the table

Platinum Sponsor               
Sponsors 115 future entrepreneurs

$4,000

- Table of 10 with premier seating
- Full page advertisement in event program
- Logo included on promotional materials and website as event sponsor
- Logo electronically displayed during event
- 2 bottles of wine and champagne for the table

Gold Sponsor
Sponsors 100 future entrepreneurs

$3,500

- Table of 10 with preferred seating
- Half page advertisement in event program
- Logo electronically displayed during event
- Logo included on promotional materials and website as event sponsor
- 2 bottles of wine and champagne for the table

Laureate Reception Sponsor
Sponsors 85 future entrepreneurs

$3,000

- Signage at reception (banner or welcome sign provided by sponsor)
- Company booth at reception and advertisements
- ½ page advertisement in gala program (provided by sponsor)
- Logo included on promotional materials and website as event sponsor
- Logo electronically displayed during event
- 2 bottles of wine and champagne for the table

Silver Sponsor
Sponsors 70 future entrepreneurs

$2,500

- Table of 10 in general seating
- Logo in event program
- Logo electronically displayed during event
- Logo included on promotional materials and website as event sponsor

Centerpiece Sponsor
(1 available) Sponsors 55 future entrepreneurs 

$2,000

- Signage on all tables
- ½ page ad in program
- 2 tickets to the event in general seating

Wine Sponsor
(1 available) Sponsors 55 future entrepreneurs

$2,000

- Signage on all tables
- ½ page ad in program
- 2 tickets to the event in general seating

Table Sponsor
Sponsors 40 future entrepreneurs

$1,500

- Table of 10 in general seating
- Listing in event program
- Company listed on event site
- 2 bottles of wine for the table

Volunteer Sponsor
(1 available)

$1,000

- Agrees to provide 6 volunteers for set-up, 10 for the event, and 6 for tear-down
- Table of 10 in general seating
- Listing in event program
- Company listed on event site
- 2 bottles of wine for the table

Photo Booth Sponsor

$1,000

- Logo printed on photos
- Custom step-and-repeat featuring your logo (provided by sponsor)
- 2 tickets to the event

Prize Sponsor
(Recommended
$2,000 - $20,000)

In-Kind

- Logo printed in program
- Verbal recognition during the program
- 2 tickets to the event

Individual Seat
Sponsors 3 future entrepreneurs

$150

- Individual elegant dinner
- Seating in general admission section
- JA Update


*Delivery limited to Anchorage and 25 mile surrounding radius

Student Sponsor
Sponsors 3 future entrepreneurs                

$150

- Sponsors a JA student to attend the event
- Student seated in general admission section 
- JA Update

In-Kind Sponsorships Available

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate an Alaskan to become a Laureate?

Select the 'Nominate' button at the top of the page.  Laureate selection for the next year begins annually in February.  

I bought my tickets.  Now what?

Tickets are not issued, names are held at the door.  When you attend the event, please stop by the Hospitality desk to view the seating diagram (for a company table) or speak with an Event Volunteer to find your table assignment.  

Do I need to provide the names of the guests at my table?

It is not required, but highly recommended to provide the names of your guests ahead of the event.  This helps ensure that your guests will be guided to the correct table and reduces confusion.

When will photos from the event be posted?

Photos will be posted on the Junior Achievement of Alaska site within 72 hours of the event.  Click 'Gallery' tab at the top of the page.  Photos will also be uploaded to JA Alaska's Facebook page.

How do I make a donation?

Text instructions will be presented during the program, or go to alaska.ja.org and click donate.

I didn't receive a receipt, how do I get one?

Contact Tiana Taylor at [email protected] 

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes.  Junior Achievement of Alaska is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible where allowable by law.  Tax ID # 92-0045091. For official information regarding the value of the dinner, etc. contact [email protected]  

I can't attend but I want to support the charity.  How do I do that?

You can make a donation ahead of time by visiting alaska.ja.org and selecting 'Donate'.  

How can I make sure I am seated next to the Laureate that I am there to support?

The JA staff makes every effort to seat guests according to their preference, however preferred seating cannot be guaranteed for individual ticket holders.  Email [email protected] with a specific request.  Please keep in mind there will be many opportunities to visit and network before/during/after the event.   

How long is the program?

The event typically concludes by 8:30 PM.

Where should I park?

The Easy Park parking garage on the corner of 7th and G Street are available at an hourly rate.  JA Alaska will validate parking for this garage and the Linny Pacillo Parking garage.  Stop by the Hospitality desk after the event to validate.  Street parking is available at no cost after 5:30 PM.

Are vegetarian options available?  Do I need to notify staff ahead of time?

Yes, vegetarian options are offered.  Advance notice is appreciated to ensure timely dinner plating.

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