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State Board Appointments Announced

March 31, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to various boards and commissions. The governor appointed Dale Anderson to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, reappointed Janis Wilson to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, appointed Orville Huntington and reappointed Karl Johnstone to the Board of Fisheries, appointed Robert Mumford and reappointed Teresa Sager Albaugh to the Board of Game.

University of Alaska Board of Regents

Dale Anderson was appointed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The board governs the University of Alaska statewide system, formulates policy and appoints the President of the University.

Anderson, of Juneau, works in the financial services industry. He has also worked as legislative staff with the Alaska Legislature and served as a member of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly. Anderson is the owner of Auke Lake Bed & Breakfast and the former owner of Admiralty Tours. He holds a certificate of judicial development in administrative law from the University of Nevada and a bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University. Anderson is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association, the Alaska B&B Association, Alaska Travel Industry Association, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Regulatory Commission of Alaska

Governor Parnell reappointed Janis Wilson to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. The commission regulates utilities and pipeline carriers throughout the state. The commission monitors active certificates for public utilities and pipelines. These certificates cover a broad range of activities, from provisional certificates for small village water and wastewater systems to fully regulated telecommunications, electric, and natural gas monopolies.

Wilson, of Anchorage, has been a member of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) since 2006. Prior to that, she served for 25 years as an administrative law judge with the Alaska Public Utilities Commission and the RCA. She also served on the Alaska Pipeline Commission. She earned a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Wilson worked as a Kenai city attorney and in the Oil and Gas Special Litigation Section as an assistant attorney general with the State of Alaska.

Board of Fisheries

The Board of Fisheries is responsible for conservation and development of the state’s fishery resources. This involves setting seasons, bag limits, methods and means for the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal use fisheries, and it also involves setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s fishery resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.

Huntington, of Huslia, works as the wildlife and parks director for the Tanana Chiefs Conference. Prior to that, he served for 14 years as a refuge information technician at the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Complex and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Huntington has also worked as a fire fighter, fisherman, and in the Laborer’s and Carpenter’s Union. Huntington holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He grew up living and still lives a traditional Native subsistence way of life in the village of Huslia. He serves on the Alaska Federation of Natives board of directors as a representative of Interior villages.

Johnstone, of Anchorage, is a retired Superior Court judge who served on the bench from 1979 to 1996, including service as the presiding judge of the Third Judicial District for the last four years of his career. He has enjoyed sport fishing and also worked as a commercial fisherman for salmon in Bristol Bay and herring in southeast Alaska. Johnstone, first appointed in December 2008, is the current chair of the board.

Board of Game

The Board of Game works to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. This includes establishing open and closed seasons, areas for taking game, setting bag limits; and regulating methods and means. The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.

Mumford, of Anchorage, retired after 20 years of service with the Alaska State Troopers, where he worked in fish and wildlife protection. Currently, he provides security services to the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field through Purcell Security. He also served with the U.S. Air Force from 1975-1979, and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Alaska Professional Hunters Association. He is also a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Alaska Airmen Association, Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers, and Alaska Peace Officers Association. Formerly, Mumford served on the Big Game Commercial Services Board, and also worked as a commercial pilot.

Sager Albaugh has lived in the Tok/Mentasta area for nearly 30 years. She currently works for Summit Consulting Services, a rural construction management and design firm. A lifelong Alaskan, she also served as an aide in the Alaska Legislature from 1983 to 1995. Sager Albaugh is a member and former president of the Alaska Outdoor Council, and a member of the National Rifle Association, Focus on the Family, and Slana Alaskans Unite. She is a supporter of the Monroe Foundation of Fairbanks and participant in the Alaska Run for Women of Anchorage.

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