Anna Bjerken – President/CEO

Anna was born in Leoti, Kansas and then called Alaska home for many years of her childhood and beginning of her post-collegiate career. In 2016, Anna, her husband Corey, and son Lincoln rooted their lives in Dodge City, Kansas surrounded by family and friends.

Anna is a graduate of Dodge City High School and Dodge City Community College. She obtained her Master Degree in Business Administration after completing her Bachelor Degree in Medical Diagnostic Imaging from Fort Hays State University. Following a clinical position at a hospital in Alaska, Anna went on to manage the largest privately-owned medical practice group in Wasilla. When her first child was born, the Bjerkens decided to relocate and establish a home in Dodge City. Anna worked in healthcare locally before joining the Chamber in July of 2019.

When Anna and Corey are not at their day jobs, they enjoy spending their time on the golf course and with their son Lincoln and daughter Londyn. They also enjoy attending events within USD 443 as Corey works within the district. Anna is an avid coffee drinker, loves traveling, spending quality family time, and reading.

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Jami Alvarez – Business & Media Relations Coordinator 

Jami was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas, leaving for a few years to attend and graduate from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.  After graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management, Jami returned to Dodge City and began her career in retail. Following retail, Jami worked at Arrowhead West in accounting for several years.

Jami joined the Chamber in May of 2021. Her role at the Chamber encompasses business operations that include managing finances, member invoicing, and chamber checks. Jami will also aid in graphic design projects.

Jami currently resides in Dodge City and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and traveling. When Jami is not in Dodge City, she is cheering on her favorite teams,  the Kansas City Chiefs & Kansas City Royals.

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Jessica Humke – Events Director 

Jessica Humke is thrilled to the be newest addition to the Dodge City Area Chamber. As the Events Director, she has her hand in planning Dodge City Days, Annual Golf Tournament, Ribbon Cuttings, Annual Banquet, and other chamber events. Jessica also helps the Chamber with day-to-day office operations and projects.

In her hometown of Grimes, Iowa Jessica was active in her local community and planning events. After High School she attended Iowa Western Community College before graduating from Columbia College in Chicago with her Bachelor of Arts in Stage Management and Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship in Arts Management. In her career, Jessica has worked in various areas of event management: multiple national tours, Aspen Music Festival, and Master Chef Jr. Live.

Jessica moved to Dodge City, Kansas in November 2020 and has enjoyed exploring what Dodge City has to offer. When she isn’t working, Jessica likes traveling, watching movies, and going to the lake with her fiancée and puppies.

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