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Governor Appoints Two to Real Estate Commission,
Four to Commission on Aging


December 02, 2003
Tuesday 12:45 am

Governor Frank Murkowski has appointed real estate brokers Larry Bauer of Juneau and Rita Stuckart of Anchorage to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. He also appointed three new members to the Commission on Aging, and reappointed a fourth member.

Bauer is a real estate broker with more than 20 years experience in property and asset management. He is currently general manager of Vintage Business Park, a complex consisting of six buildings spread over 15 acres in the Mendenhall Valley in Juneau. He has been an Alaska resident since 1997, and before that worked in real estate management in Southern California and Colorado.

Stuckart has been in real estate for 27 years, and an associate broker in the Anchorage market for 23 years, at the offices of Area Realtors, Re/Max Properties, and Prudential Jack White. She is a certified real estate instructor and designed the curriculum for the Jack White Real Estate Licensing School. Stuckart has served on the boards of directors for both the Anchorage Board of Realtors and the Alaska State Association of Realtors, and was honored as the Anchorage Realtor of the Year. She is a mediator for the Anchorage Board of Realtors, and has been involved with many community service organizations.

Appointed to the Alaska Commission on Aging were Frank Appel of Anchorage, Betty Keegan of Wrangell, Priscilla Thorsness of Anchorage, and Banarsi Lal of Fairbanks.

Appel has a long history of involvement with community service organizations, has helped the Alzheimer's Agency, Volunteers of America, and United Way. With a background in business and accounting, Appel served for 17 years as vice chancellor for business services at UAA. He has an MBA in finance from Seattle University.

Keegan is a 30-year resident of Wrangell, has been involved in health care and elderly issues for 40 years, and for the past 13 years has managed Wrangell Senior Apartments. She also serves on the Wrangell planning and zoning commission, the city charter commission, and a mayor-appointed committee to look into the need for assisted living in Wrangell.

Thorsness is a 48-year resident of Anchorage, who has served on many community boards and commissions over the years. These include the Alaska Music Board, the Republican Women's Club Board, the Salvation Army Booth Home Board, the Anchorage Women's Club, among others. Thorsness has attended the University of Washington and UAA.

Lal is a 30-year resident of Fairbanks and a recent retiree from the behavior health field, where he was director of behavioral health services for the Fairbanks Native Association from 1976-2000. Lal has a master of social work degree from Lucknow University (1956) and a master of arts in psychology from Agra University (1961). He has served on the Commission on Aging since June 2000 and was re-appointed.


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