Beth Cline
Director of Passenger Sales and Service, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad.

Bachelor’s degree in theater, University of Colorado.

Community Involvement:
Organizer, annual Skagway Breast Cancer Awareness run/walk, this year Beth Cline ran herself – four weeks after the birth of her first child.


After graduating from the University of Colorado as a theater major, Beth Cline came to Alaska as a can-can dancer in the famous “Days of ’98” show in Skagway. She has since held marketing and sales positions with Temsco Helicopter and Glacier Bay Cruises & Tours. She is currently director of passenger sales and service for the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. She is also in charge of the railway’s liaisons with all cruise lines calling on Skagway.

In the past two years, Cline’s efforts have reorganized her department for greater productivity and annual retention of seasonal employees. Her development of a new incentive/goals plan resulted in nearly $2 million in additional revenue for the company. As a department director in a male-oriented company, she has earned the respect of both fellow employees and customers of the railroad.

Cline has served on the Skagway City Council, where she is still active in tourism issues. She is also active in the Alaska Tourism Industry Association.

Top-40-Under-40-Covertop40_2004Message from the Publisher

The entire staff of the Alaska Journal of Commerce along with our friends at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce are proud to congratulate and introduce to our readers the Top 40 Under 40 recipients for 2004.

in this, our seventh year of presenting these awards,, we once again marvel at the talent and outstanding efforts of these 40 individuals. In fact, this list could be analogous with Alaska’s bright future – as these innovative, industrious, hard-working and civic-minded personalities will continue to propel us to greater achievements, not just as business people, but also as good stewards of their communities.

Let us be the first to congratulate each of you in the Top 40, along with your families, friends and associates who have helped you along the way. We are especially proud of your willingness to lend a hand to your fellow Alaskans, maintaining and growing a wonderful working and civic environment. Your efforts make Alaska a great place to work and play.

Keep up the fantastic work, and best of luck with your continuing and future endeavors.
Jeff Jones, Publisher
Alaska Journal of Commerce