"Make it Monday" forum - Alaska 529: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Employers?

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Name: "Make it Monday" forum - Alaska 529: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Employers?
Date: August 29, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

529's are a tax-advantaged way to save for future higher education expenses. We'll discuss 529's and how to use them. In addition, we'll discuss how employers can leverage 529's to attract and retain employees.

PLUS, a member presentation from Shannon Oelkers, Owner and Principal Consultant, Integrity Environmental.

Lael Oldmixon, M.Ed 
Executive Director, Education Trust of Alaska

Lael Oldmixon serves as the Executive Director of the Education Trust of Alaska, which offers Alaska’s three highly rated 529 plans, Alaska 529, T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan, and John Hancock Freedom 529. 
Originally from New England, Oldmixon settled in Alaska in 2006 after moving to work for the University of Alaska system as a Residence Hall Director at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2007, she joined the Office of Admissions and the Registrar as its Associate Director. She then served as Director of Undergraduate Recruitment from 2008-2013 before moving to the Department of Finance in the University of Alaska system office. Since 2013, in addition to the 529 education savings programs, she has directed the University of Alaska Scholars and President’s Scholarship programs.
Oldmixon holds a B.A. in American Studies from Saint Michael’s College (2000) and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs (HESA) from the University of Vermont (2005).



The Anchorage Chamber is committed to creating and providing an environment where our members feel comfortable. We will continue to follow the latest guidance from the CDC and the Anchorage Health Department. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at all in-person events. Please stay home if you feel sick.

Event Media:

Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center, 2nd floor

Date/Time Information:
11:30 am to Noon - Networking
Noon to 1 pm - Presentation
Contact Information:
Tosha Swan

Registration is due by 5 pm the Thursday prior, but please RSVP at your earliest convenience. A $2 fee will be added to all walk-in registrations, and available seating is not guaranteed.

  • General Admission +  Lunch: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members
  • Table Reservation (Seats 8):  $230 Members / $280 Non-Members
  • Coffee Table Reservation: $13 Members / $15 Non-Members
  • Students: $15 w/ID
  • Virtual via Zoom: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
  • Punch Card (10 lunches): $330 Members / $380 Non-Members

CANCELLATION NOTE: For a full refund, registration must be canceled by 5 pm the Thursday prior. No refunds will be given after this date. If you do not arrive by 12:00 pm, your seat will be forfeited. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.

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