Commercial Finance Director
Chris Anderson joined the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) as the commercial finance director in May 2016. She is responsible for AIDEA’s Commercial Finance department and general business development. Anderson also heads AIDEA’s Loan ommittee, as well as its financing programs which include loan participations, business and export assistance, and conduit revenue bonds.
Most recently, Anderson was the program manager for land and right of way for the Alaska Railroad (ARRC) where she was responsible for acquiring land for all of ARRC’s capital projects. Prior to ARRC Anderson was the vice president and manager of the Real Estate Construction and Income Property Department, as well as serving as the appraisal review officer during her 19-year career at Key Bank.
Her public service record includes president of the International Right of way Association, where she obtained her Senior Right-of-Way Agent (SR/WA) certification, serving on the Municipality of Anchorage’s Board of Equalization and as well as on the Board of the American Red Cross, Southcentral Chapter.
Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational education with an emphasis in business administration. She has taken the State of Alaska's test for general certified appraisers and is an income property financier.