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 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE 

  

6/25/2013
Mayor's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lindsey Whitt
Phone: 907-343-7103
Cell: 907-433-9543
E-mail: whittla@muni.org

MAYOR DAN SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE

Today, Mayor Sullivan announced his Winter Olympic Games Exploratory Committee. These qualified members will work hard to determine if hosting the Winter Olympics is a feasible opportunity for the city. The Emeritus Members worked to bring the Games to Anchorage in 1992 and 1994 and will bring their previous knowledge and experience to the committee.

  • Miles Baker (State Director, Senator Lisa Murkowski)
  • Jon Bittner (Anchorage Economic Development Corporation)
  • Holly Brooks (Olympic & World Cup Cross Country Skier)
  • Joey Caterinichio (US Ski Team Nordic Program Manager)
  • Tim Dillon (President of Arctic Winter Games, Team Alaska)
  • Susan Duck (Director of Anchorage Centennial, Office of the Mayor)
  • Laurie Fagnani, (MSI Communications, Inc.)
  • Carol Fraser (Millennium Hotel)
  • Di Hiibner (Alyeska Resort)
  • Matt Larkin (Ditmann Research)
  • Kikkan Randall (World Champion and Olympic Cross Country Skier)
  • Jim Renkert (Winter Sports & Recreation Consultant)
  • Melissa Robers (PenAir, VP Sales & Marketing)
  • Levi Robinson (Former Professional Baseball Player, VP UBS Financial)
  • John Rodda (Director, Anchorage Parks and Recreation and Arctic Winter Games)
  • Julie Saupe (President & CEO, Visit Anchorage)
  • Robert Shake (AlaskaUSA Insurance)
  • James Southam (2-time US Olympic Cross-Country Skier and Board Member, National Nordic Foundation)
  • Casey Sullivan (Pioneer Natural Resources)
  • John Tracy (Bradley Reid)
  • Don Winchester (Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director’s Award, VendAlaska)
  • Scott Woodland (Alpine Skier, CEO, Snow White)

Emeritus Members

  • Rick Nerland (Nerland Agency)
  • Larry Baker (Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor)
  • Chris Swalling (Swalling & Associates, P.C)
  • Linda Chase (Event Specialists, Inc.)

The announcement of the Exploratory Committee coincides with the official 2013 Olympic Week, from June 21 to June 30. Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by thousands of people in more than 160 countries commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games and is an international effort to promote fitness and well-being.

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