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Ephraim Froehlich Joins Walker-Mallott Administration

Governor Walker welcomes Froehlich, Blake in new roles


JUNEAU, AK – Governor Walker has welcomed Ephraim Froehlich to the Walker-Mallott administration. Froehlich will be based in Juneau, and serve the Office of the Governor, as a Senior Advisor on Fish and Game and as the Deputy Director for State and Federal Relations.

Office of Governor Bill Walker

Ephraim Froehlich

​Froehlich was born and raised in Juneau, graduating from Juneau Douglas High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in Government at Dartmouth College. Froehlich worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Washington, D.C., before getting his J.D. at the University of Maryland School of Law with a concentration in environmental law. 

He returned to Sen. Murkowski's D.C. office as lead policy advisor on fisheries, wildlife, maritime transportation, ports and harbors, environmental change, and the Arctic. In January, Froehlich and his partner, Stefanie Bouma, welcomed the birth of their first child, Oromo, and decided it was time to return home to Alaska.

“We’re really looking forward to working with Ephraim,” Governor Walker said. “He has a unique set of experiences which will help Alaska bridge the gap between state and federal policies. We’re excited to welcome him to our team, and thankful he and his family were ready to come home.”

Office of Governor Bill Walker

Barbara Blake

Barbara Blake, also known by her Haida name of 'Wáahlaal Gidáak, has worked on fish and game issues for the administration since 2014, is moving up to become the Governor’s Director of Native and Rural Affairs. 

“As much as we’ll miss Barbara’s work on fish and game, we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her new role,” Governor Walker said. “She’s a leader who’s relentlessly committed to improving Alaska, and she’s an essential part of our team.”


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