Kemppel joins ASHOF board [Hall of Fame]

October 2, 2013

Nina Kemppel

She was a world-class athlete and pioneer in American cross-country skiing, so it made sense Nina Kemppel of Anchorage be added to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame board of directors.

She is one of only two board members in the Hall of Fame after being inducted in 2009.

Kemppel, of West High fame, is a four-time Olympian in nordic skiing and was a staple of the U.S. Ski Team for 13 years. She won 18 national championships and captured nine Mount Marathon titles, including eight in a row.

She also serves on the board for the United States Olympic Committee and Foraker Group Operations.

“I’m thrilled with the addition of Nina to our board,” said Alaska Sports Hall of Fame executive director Harlow Robinson. “She obviously has tremendous credentials and she has expressed a desire to see our organization – including our Healthy Futures program – continue to grow and succeed.”

Kemppel is the president and CEO of Alaska Humanities Forum.

She joins other ASHOF board members Eric Ohlson, Jim Balamaci, Chris Myers, Matt Carle, Chuck Homan, Reggie Joule, Gina Luckey, Jason Metrokin and Rick Mystrom.