AGDC Contracts with Therriault To Assist in Government Relations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), an independent, public corporation of the State of Alaska, is pleased to hire former Sen. Gene Therriault to assist in government relations. Under a shared services agreement with Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), Therriault will help coordinate legislative presentations and responses on behalf of the AGDC.
Therriault currently works part-time time for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) on the Interior Energy Project and manages AIDEA's interaction with the Alaska State Legislature. The shared contractual arrangement with AIDEA maximizes AGDC services using minimal project expenditure. The AGDC team welcomes his experience and knowledge to the project.
"We are very fortunate to have Gene Therriault join the AGDC team," said AGDC President Keith Meyer. "Gene's prior experience as a legislator and his experience with in-state energy projects will be extremely helpful as we continue discussions with state legislators and work towards advancing the Alaska gasline and LNG project."
Born and raised in North Pole, Mr. Therriault is a lifelong Alaskan. He was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1992 at the age of 32, filling a seat in the Legislature for 17 years. During his tenure in office, he was selected by his colleagues to serve two terms as co-chair of the House Finance Committee and one term as president of the Alaska Senate.
Following his time in elected office, Mr. Therriault was employed as a senior policy advisor on in-state energy in the governor's office. In that role, he worked closely with the governor and agency personnel on efforts to help Alaska navigate toward a more certain energy future.