Occupation: University of Alaska Anchorage Associate Professor
Previous government experience or community involvement: Mayor and council member of Seward, twice cabinet officer in the administration of Gov. Hickel and Gov. Murkowski (Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs and Commissioner of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development). I have also served on numerous boards and commissions from the board of directors of the Alaska Airmen, board of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, board of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, board of the Alaska Railroad Corporation, and many others.
Highest level of education: Juris Doctor and Ph.D.
What is the latest book you’ve read? Or, what book do you recommend and why?: I am reading a book on economics. I recommend books on the fast changing world, and books on why Alaska and the country can’t do it alone.