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Governor Murkowski Announces Appointments to Permanent Fund, Aerospace, Game Boards
More Than 700 Alaskans Appointed to Boards Over Four Years


November 29, 2006
Wednesday AM

Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Tuesday the following appointments to three boards. Over the past four years, Murkowski has appointed more than 730 Alaskans to serve on the numerous boards and commissions supporting state programs and agencies. In addition, members of his cabinet have served on a multitude of boards and commissions, and Murkowski has nominated numerous Alaskans to federal commissions, with appointment by federal cabinet officials.

Permanent Fund Corporation

William G. Moran, Jr. of Ketchikan was appointed to one of four public member seats on the Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees for a term ending July 1, 2010. Moran is the president of First Bank in Ketchikan and holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame. Financial disclosure is required.

Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation

John N. Sweeney and Thomas D. Walters of Kodiak were appointed to seats designated for private business sector residents of Kodiak with the passage of SB 207. Sweeney has been an insurance agent in Kodiak since 1983 and has a BS in management from the University of the Redlands. The term ends July 1, 2008. Walters is a lodge owner, helicopter pilot, Kodiak City Council member since 1993, and holds a BS from Stephen F. Austin University. The term ends July 1, 2009. Michael A. Nizich of Juneau, a small business owner for over 20 years, was appointed to a public seat on the Aerospace Board for a term ending July 1, 2010. Mr. Nizich, was administrative services director for the Office of the Governor from 1983-2002 and the deputy chief of staff for Governor Murkowski. Financial disclosure is required.

Board of Game

F. Robert Bell was appointed to a public seat on the Board of Game, which requires legislative confirmation and financial disclosure. Mr. Bell is the principal of F. Robert Bell & Associate, holds a degree in civil engineering from Washington State University, and formerly served on the Anchorage Municipal Assembly from 1993-1999.


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