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John Tippets

Where: Born in Anchorage
Genre(s): Nonfiction
Job(s): Credit Union CEO


Favorite Places in Alaska:
Greater Ketchikan and Misty Fjords

Lived in Anchorage '41-'47, grew up in the DC area (father was CAA/FAA). UCLA BA and MBA ('67). 42 year career associated with American Airlines, last 17 as President CEO of their Credit Union. Presently the North Island CU CEO in San Diego. Wife: Bonnie, four married kids and thirteen grandchildren. My book, Hearts of Courage tells my father's story as a 29 day survivor of the Gillam crash Jan/Feb. 1943.


  • Hearts of Courage (nonfiction), Publication Consultants, 2008

Please contact me for HOC Presentations.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in giving PowerPoint presentations of the Hearts of Courage story for Aviation, Church, civic groups, conferences, dinner functions, etc.

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