Governor Walker Appoints Leslie Ridle as Administration Commissioner
October 6, 2017 ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker announced today that he has appointed Leslie Ridle as Commissioner of the Department of Administration. Ms. Ridle has previously served as the department’s Deputy Commissioner, and has been Acting Commissioner since former Commissioner Sheldon Fisher transitioned to the Department of Revenue.
“Leslie has been an incredible asset to and advocate for Alaskans for decades, and I’m proud to appoint her to lead the Department of Administration,” Governor Walker said. “The background and experience she brings are excellent, and I look forward to having her in this new role.”
Ms. Ridle is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Douglas and Anchorage. Her professional background includes teaching, as well as government service in Anchorage, Washington, D.C., and Juneau. As Deputy Commissioner, Ms. Ridle oversaw the Divisions of Personnel and Labor Relations, General Services, Motor Vehicles, the Public Defender Agency, the Office of Public Advocacy, and the Alaska Public Offices Commission.