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January 2019

Vol. 24, No 3 Week of January 27, 2019

Thayer becomes AEA executive director

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

The board of the Alaska Energy Authority has announced the appointment of Curtis Thayer as the authority’s executive director. Thayer replaces Janet Reiser, who became AEA executive director in December 2017. Thayer was previously president and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, a position he had held since 2015.

“We are pleased to appoint Curtis as AEA’s new executive director,” said AEA Board Chairman Dana Pruhs. “He has a track record of success in public administration and business development that will serve the state well. I look forward to working with him to grow AEA’s impact and help take the organization into a new and even more effective direction.”

Since 2009, prior to joining the Alaska Chamber, Thayer worked in the state administration, as deputy commissioner in the Department of Community, Commerce and Economic Development and, starting in November 2013, as commissioner of the Department of Administration.

Prior to 2009 Thayer was part of the management team of Enstar Natural Gas Co. He also has experience of working for Rep. Don Young, Sen. Ted Stevens and Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

- ALAN BAILEY






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