Chamber Board of Directors

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer driven organization and relies on its Board of Directors as the decision-making body. The functions of the Board of Directors are legislative in nature. The Board is the policy-forming branch of the organization. They approve the program of work and the budget; receive and relay committee reports; and direct general activities of the organization. While the Board of Directors does not want to do all the thinking for the organization, they must assume responsibility for final decisions.

Adam Szydlowski – Chairperson – Besser Company
Janis Sahr – Vice Chairperson – Thunder Bay Winery/Regalo Luxury Gifts
Nick Brege – Past Chairperson – Alpena Community College
Julie Allen – Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Bobby Barrigar – Robert Barrigar Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance

Ann BoykAlpena Community Credit Union
Judge Alan Curtis Alpena County
Mike Erickson – MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena
Lee Fitzpatrick – Alpena Public Schools
Jeff Gray –
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary 
Karol Walchak
City of Alpena