Harbour, Johnson named to Regulatory Commission of Alaska
Gov. Frank Murkowski has named Dave Harbour and Mark Johnson to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
Harbour's term begins immediately. He replaces Patricia DeMarco whose term expired last year. Johnson's term begins in July. He replaces Bernie Smith.
Harbour, 60, has been in Alaska since the early 1970s. Most recently he was president of The Harbour Co. and publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines on the web. He came to Alaska in 1971 as director of Alaska affairs for Alaska Methodist University, and then worked for Murray, Kraft and Rockey Advertising and Public Relations, Alaskan Arctic Gas Pipeline Co., Northern Natural Gas, ARCO and Alaska Pacific University. He was executive director of the Anchorage Parking Authority from 1989-1996 and president and CEO of Action Security from 1996-2000. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a master's degree in communications/journalism from Murray State University in Kentucky.
Johnson, 50, is an attorney and business analyst for United Utilities Inc. in Anchorage, a position he has held since 1996. Prior to that he was an attorney in private practice. From 1988-1994 he held various positions with the Municipality of Anchorage: executive assistant to former Anchorage Mayor Tom Fink, assistant municipal attorney, assistant municipal prosecutor and legislative liaison. From 1981-1987 he was staff to various legislative committees and Alaska legislators, and from 1975-77 he was a legislative assistant to Rep. Don Young in Washington, D.C. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., and a law degree from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, Calif.