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Alaska Energy Authority seeks new executive director

Board of Directors announce search


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) Board of Directors is seeking a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will serve as the chief executive officer responsible for leading all business and operations of AEA, a public corporation of the state with the mission to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska.

“The cost of energy continues to be a critical issue for Alaska’s families, businesses and communities,” said AEA Board Chairman Russell Dick. “The unique circumstances of Alaska’s diverse energy landscape mean the AEA Executive Director must be a forward thinking and experienced executive grounded by professional integrity, with a proven record of proactive leadership, executive management, business development and public policy.”  

At the August 10 Board meeting, AEA’s Board of Directors appointed Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Executive Director John Springsteen as AEA Acting Executive Director while the search for a full time AEA Executive Director is underway.

Michael Lamb, AEA’s outgoing Executive Director, retired on August 15 after a distinguished public service career spanning nearly three decades.

A full description of AEA’s Executive Director position and the application for employment can be found at www.akenergyauthority.org. The position is open until filled.

The Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state with a mission to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska. AEA works toward this mission by taking a community-based approach to energy solutions that include infrastructure investment, project development and financing, energy planning and policy, training and technical assistance.

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