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3 New Alaska Trustees


The Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy in Alaska is pleased to announce the election of three new trustees. The board elected Lori Davey, Phil James, and Karen King at its Oct. 3 meeting in Anchorage.

Lori Davey is a life-long Alaskan who is originally from Tok. She is director of business development for Fairweather LLC, which offers services to mining, oil and gas industries. Davey graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1992 and earned an M.B.A. in 1998.

She was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Journal of Commerce in 2009. She serves on several boards and commissions in the non-profit and municipal sectors.

Davey and her husband, Trent, a captain for Alaska Airlines, have a son, Grayson, and live in Anchorage.

Philip James began volunteering for the Conservancy 30 years ago. Since then he has served as a trustee in Alaska, Nebraska and Colorado, while also serving on the organization’s national board of governors.

James is a former executive with ConAgra Inc., served as Colorado wildlife commissioner, and is the recipient of the Conservancy’s Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award. James and his wife, Susan, live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Karen King is president and CEO of Spawn Ideas Inc. in Anchorage. King joined Spawn, formerly Nerland Agency, in 1999 and led the team that created the “Big Wild Life” brand for the city of Anchorage, the “Amazing Stories Being Written Every Day” brand for the University of Alaska Anchorage and the brand and strategy for The Salmon Project’s “Salmon Love” campaign.

King is a board member of the Rotary Club of Anchorage (Downtown); the Pratt Museum in Homer; and Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, a residence and life-long learning center for young adults with autism. She serves on the board of advisors for UAA’s College of Arts & Sciences and is a former long-time board member of United Way of Anchorage. King and her husband, Michael, live in Anchorage.

The newly elected trustees join the Alaska civic, business and academic leaders who currently serve on the Conservancy’s Alaska Board of Trustees: Chair Brian Rogers, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Vice Chair James E. Torgerson, Stoel Rives LLP; Vice Chair Robert Osborne; Vice Chair Susan Ruddy; Secretary Kris Norosz, Icicle Seafoods; Treasurer Liane Pelletier; Syndonia Bret-Harte, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Randal Buckendorf, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.; Adam Gibbons, Latash Inc.; Trond-Erik Johansen, ConocoPhillips Alaska Operations; David Klein, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Bruce Lamoureux, Providence Health & Services; Wayne Leighty, PhD; Harry McDonald, Carlile Transportation Systems; Peter Mjos, MD, Providence Senior Care Center; Stephen Murphy, ABR Inc.; Melanie Osborne, NANA Development Corp.; Terzah Tippin Poe, Innovative Consulting Solutions LLC; H. Charles Price; Mary Sattler, Donlin Gold LLC; Stephen Trimble, Trimble Strategies LLC; and David Wight.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The organization works with local groups and individuals to conserve nature, find better ways to use natural resources, and bring people together for a healthier planet. In Alaska, The Nature Conservancy works to ensure salmon remain an ecological, economic and cultural force. To learn more, visit nature.org/alaska.

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