Marty Metiva, Director-at-Large

Director of Operations, Extreme Fun Center

For the past 5 years I have been the Director of Alaska Operations for Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc one of the top 40 Movie Theatre companies in North America.

My responsibilities range from cleaning toilets to budgeting and overseeing daily operations of our Alaska Operations. Prior to my current position, I was in the Economic Development field as the Executive Director of Mat-Su RC&D our local ARDOR.

I moved from Michigan to Alaska 17 years ago and have never looked back.

With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, and 20 of those as Director of Regional, and then National & International Sales Director for The Delta Queen Steamboat Company in New Orleans, I bring a passion for marketing and closing the sale!

Upon landing in Wasilla, I immediately hit the ground running wearing multiple volunteer hats for the Great Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, (my wife was the Executive Director at that time 😊). I have been on the frontline of multiple events for the Chamber over the year- King Salmon Derby, Murder Mystery Train, Iditarod Days, Winter Fest & Mushers Ball, the 4th of July Parade, and a Chamber Ambassador, to mention a few.

My drive for helping our community doesn’t stop with the Chamber. I have also had the honor of serving in various positions with other great organizations. Some of my most memorable accomplishments include; Wasilla City Council, President of Mat-Su Miners, Mat-Su CVB Foundation Board Member, Mat-SU CHARR Board Member, Christmas Friendship Dinner Board Member, a Founding Board Member of Battle Dawgs, Volunteer Director of Mat-Su Special Olympics, and Founder of the Mat-Su Polar Plunge.

I am a “roll up your sleeves and jump in” kind of guy, and I believe that my passion for our community makes me an ideal candidate for the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The age-old question in the Economic Development world is: which comes first, Community Development or Economic Development? I believe the Chamber of Commerce is the conduit to both. I would be honored to help the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce make Wasilla “The Economic Engine of South-Central Alaska”!

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