The Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas is seeing management changes as the Walker administration takes over.
Bill Barron, named division director in May 2011 by then-DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan, resigned as division director effective Jan. 2. Jonne Slemons, the former deputy director, has retired.
According to the division's website, Paul Decker has been named acting director, and Jim Shine has been named acting deputy director.
In a Jan. 6 note to DNR directors, Marty Rutherford, acting DNR commissioner, said she and incoming Commissioner Mark Myers "are committed to filling the permanent director position within the next 30 days."
In the interim, she said, Decker and Shine have agreed to fill the positions on an acting basis.
- KRISTEN NELSON
See story in Jan. 11 issue, available online Friday, Jan. 9 at www.PetroleumNews.com