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DCCED Taps Experience for Position

Juneau, Alaska – The state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development added more home-grown expertise to its staff recently with the hiring of Glenn Haight, who was appointed development manager in the department’s Division of Economic Development.

Haight brings a wealth of public and private-sector experience to the Juneau-based position. Most recently, he coordinated the Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance Project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he served as research assistant professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Science. Previously, from 2001-2007, Haight worked as a fisheries development specialist in DCCED. He also did a stint with the former Department of Community and Regional Affairs, from 1995-1999, as manager of the Community Development Quota program. Haight has also worked as a business appraiser and consultant in the financial services industry.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Glenn Haight’s caliber on the DCCED team,” said DCCED Commissioner Susan Bell. “He will be a great asset to the department and the people of Alaska.”

As development manager in the Division of Economic Development, Haight will be responsible for overseeing DED’s Development Section and enhancing its private-sector outreach efforts, in accord with DCCED’s mission to promote strong communities and a healthy economy.

“It is a privilege to serve in this capacity at this challenging time in Alaska’s economic history,” Haight said. “Alaska is a place of great opportunity and promise. I look forward to doing my part with the DCCED team.”

A lifelong Juneau resident, Haight is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and has earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration and international management.

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