Lise Falskow, President and CEO

Lise Falskow was born and raised in Alaska and holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College. She worked as a CPA in Seattle, Washington and Zurich, Switzerland. She then helped establish a Financial Analyst Group for the Energy Division of a major oil company in Oslo, Norway. As a dual Norwegian and US Citizen, her interest in world cultures has taken her to many exciting places, including her return to Anchorage, Alaska where she is the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consul for Alaska. Lise is a member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Athena Society and was named one of Anchorage’s Top 40 Under 40. With close ties to the local community, she was recently appointed as the Honorary Commander of the F-22 fighter unit, known as the Dicemen.  Lise has a passion for sports, music (including playing the piano), and has participated in 6 Ironman Triathlons.

Are you interested in joining our Board, becoming a sponsor, or speaking at AKWorld? Contact Lise!

Rachel Williams, Program Director

Rachel Williams recently moved to Alaska to be closer to the mountains (and to soon climb Denali!). Rachel  graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Public Policy Analysis, Global Health and Epidemiology, and International Relations. Rachel comes to AKWorld a various non-profit experience, previously working in child welfare and advocacy, refugee resettlement, immigration, and clean water legislature. Rachel is responsible for all things program related, and is also head of marketing, branding, and website design. 

Have a question about our program line-up? See all the partner logos for WorldMatters and want to know how you too can join the movement? Interested in our special events, like World Wiz or Globalization in Your Wine Glass? Want to learn more about how you can get more involved with AKWorld? Have a question about ANYTHING AKWorld related? Rachel would be happy help you!

Robin Spaulding, Office Assistant and Membership Director

Robin Spaulding is a born and raised Alaskan, she grew up in the small quirky tourist town of Talkeetna, located at the base of Denali. She is currently a junior at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, double majoring in International Studies and Political Science with minors in both History and French.

Have a question about program registration or membership? Robin will be glad to help you!