New Commissioner Named for Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Andy Mack is an advisor to multiple Alaska Native Corporations engaged in oil and gas activities on the North Slope. The governor's announcement said in this role, he helped guide the regulatory drafting and implementation applied to drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker recently appointed Andy Mack as commissioner of the state's Department of Natural Resources. He fills the vacancy left by Commissioner Mark Myers, who retired in February; Marty Rutherford, who has been serving as acting commissioner, informed the governor she planned to retire in June 2016.

"I am pleased Andy has accepted this position, given his vast experience in oil and gas issues," Walker said. "As we look for more oil and gas exploration and development opportunities, Andy has the vision and passion Alaska needs to aggressively chart our own path. I am grateful to Marty, who has led the department seamlessly these past four months. Alaskans owe Marty a debt of gratitude for her nearly three decades of government service."

Mack is currently a managing director of Pt Capital, a private equity fund based in Alaska. He was born and raised in Soldotna, Alaska, and currently serves as an advisor to multiple Alaska Native Corporations engaged in oil and gas activities on the North Slope. The governor's announcement said in this role, he helped guide the regulatory drafting and implementation applied to drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

Mack is an attorney with a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia College in Minnesota and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School in California.

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