CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. welcomes a new general manager and a new rooms division manager at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna, Alaska: Chris Scheffer, General Manager (GM) of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is a veteran at running seasonal properties in Denali with both Aramark and NANA, recently as the GM at the Grand/Bluffs. Chris also spent five years with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and is a great addition to the team.
Matt Herod, Rooms Division Manager (RDM) at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, is also a veteran of the Denali seasonal hotel industry, and has spent the last five years at the Grand/Bluffs working his way up into the RDM position. Both Chris and Matt came highly endorsed by CATC partners Premier Alaska Tours and Alaska Tour and Travel, which speaks directly to their strength of character, and we are pleased to have them onboard at CATC.
CIRI Alaska Tourism Promotes Ron Wille to General Manager of Kenai Fjords Tours
Seward, Alaska: Ron Wille has also been promoted to General Manager of Kenai Fjords Tours. Wille has been with the company for over 9 years and has been acting as interim General Manager for Kenai Fjords Tours for the past year. In 1992, Ron came to explore the National Parks in Alaska and specifically to backpack Denali National Park and Wrangell St. Elias. After graduating from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a BS in Finance in 1993, he started working on Alaskan waters. Wille currently holds US Coast Guard 200 ton masters license and a 500 ton mate license.