In Memory of Alexander Salov, Anchorage Business Advisor

It is with immense personal sadness that we must announce the passing of Alexander Salov last week. Alex served as a member of our Anchorage business advising team for the Alaska SBDC.
Before joining the Alaska SBDC, Alex built a well-respected 15-year career as the Business Operations Manager of World Trade Center Alaska. Alex was an esteemed member of the Alaska SBDC team who brought extensive economic development, international trade experience, and a genuine passion for helping others to the organization. This experience naturally complemented his personal advising touch for small businesses in Anchorage.

 

Alex Salov, Anchorage Business Advisor and Jon Bittner, Alaska SBDC Executive Director testing out Kicksled Alaska’s product!

Over his well-rounded and well-traveled career, Alex was a champion for locally-owned businesses and assisted hundreds of clients in their pursuit of success locally, nationally, and globally. He took great pride in what his clients accomplished and spoke highly of everyone he had the pleasure of working with. His enthusiasm and uplifting nature made a significant difference to countless entrepreneurs.

Multi-lingual (English, Russian and Japanese), an adjunct Languages professor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, a member of the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, and a talented board member of the Anchorage Classical Guitar Society, Alex was deeply immersed in university life and advocated for creative activities and community events. Despite his productive schedule, he always took the time to connect with his coworkers personally, giving the same dedicated attention to each colleague and client as he did to his students and friends. Never one to miss an opportunity to share a good joke or story, Alex’s talents, professionalism, sense of humor, and humility will be remembered fondly and with deep respect.

The Alaska SBDC team has lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Our thoughts, prayers, and support extend to Alex’s family during this immeasurably difficult time.