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AGDC Makes Key Hires

Changes Reflect Expanded Corporate Mission and Authority

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) today announced additions to its senior management team and organizational changes to accommodate recently enacted legislation which broadens the Corporation’s mission and authority. Senate Bill 138 gave AGDC the primary responsibility for developing the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (Alaska LNG) export project on the State’s behalf, and retained its responsibility for continuing to advance the in-state alternative, the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) project.

In announcing the management changes, AGDC President Dan Fauske commented, “We’ve been fortunate in our ability to attract experienced and talented professionals to AGDC. Every one of these individuals recognizes the critical nature of our mission and has enthusiastically embraced the challenge.”

Leslie “Fritz” Krusen has been named Vice President, Alaska LNG with primary technical and project management responsibility for AGDC’s participation in the Alaska LNG export project. Krusen will be joining AGDC following a 36 year career with ConocoPhillips, most recently as Chief Facilities Engineer in their Houston office. During his career, Krusen held a variety of engineering, technical and project management positions both domestically and internationally. He brings 25 years of specific LNG experience to the position, including six years as head engineer at Conoco’s Kenai LNG plant and four years as Project Manager for Alaska Gas Commercialization. Krusen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. He has three adult children, including two who reside in Anchorage. Krusen begins October 1st.

Bruce Tangeman has joined AGDC as Vice President, Administration and Finance. Tangeman is the former Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Revenue, where among other responsibilities he managed the State’s Tax Division and was integrally involved in Alaska oil and gas tax policy. During the past year, he has been a lead member of the state team negotiating the Alaska LNG project. Tangeman also has worked as Chief Financial Officer for Doyon Utilities, Corporate Budget Officer for the Alaska Railroad Corporation and as a fiscal analyst with the State of Alaska’s Legislative Finance Division. Tangeman will have overall responsibility for the Corporation’s finances, internal administration and operations.

Kathy Day has joined AGDC as Communications Director. Day has more than 25 years of public relations experience in Alaska. She owned her own PR firm for 14 years, was Director of Public Relations at a leading Anchorage-based PR agency for 10 years and is a former television and radio journalist. Day will be responsible for internal and external communications focusing on media and public relations and community engagement.

Greg Cashen has joined AGDC as Administrative Services Director. Cashen has more than 15 years of service with the State of Alaska. He was special assistant and Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, a former Executive Director of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and most recently, Performance Review Project Manager with the Alaska Division of Legislative Audit. He began his state career managing the Community Development Quota Program. Cashen is responsible for all administrative operations including contract oversight and risk management functions.

In conjunction with these new hires, Fauske announced the following staff promotions:

Joe Dubler, formerly Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Vice President Commercial Operations with overall responsibility for business development, commercial operations and gas marketing. 

Frank Richards, P.E., formerly Director, Pipeline Engineering, is now Vice President, Engineering and Program Development with overall responsibility for design, engineering, environmental, regulatory, project management and construction planning.

Miles Baker, formerly Director of External Affairs and Government Relations, is now Vice President, External Affairs and Government Relations with overall responsibility for corporate communications, public relations, media, stakeholder engagement and government relations.

For more information, contact Kathy Day, Communications Director at (907) 330-6326 or kday@agdc.us. Photos of Krusen, Tangeman, Day, Cashen, Dubler, Richards and Baker can accessed here.

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is an independent, public corporation of the State of Alaska charged with bringing North Slope natural gas resources to market with maximum in-state benefit. The Corporation currently is representing the state’s interests in two projects – the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) and the Alaska LNG project. Learn more at www.agdc.us.

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