Three appointments made to AGDC board as Alaska LNG transition continues

Three appointments made to AGDC board as Alaska LNG transition continues

Alaskan governor Bill Walker on Monday made new appointments to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation as the Alaska LNG project continues the transition to state leadership. 

Waren Christian, David Wight and Hugh Short have filled in vacancies that have occurred due to expiring term and resignations, according to the statement by the governor’s office.

Christian will serve on the board until September 2018, as his appointment fills the vacancy created by Luke Hopkins’ resignation in May.

He is the current president of Doyon Associated, which specializes in arctic pipeline construction and associated infrastructure, and brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and oil field services industries on the North Slope and across Alaska.

Both Wight and Short will serve five-year terms through September 2021. Wight will replace former board member Rick Halford, who decided to not seek another term on the AGDC Board.

Wight served as president and CEO of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) from 2000-2006. Prior to that, he was the president and chairman of BP Amoco Energy Company Trinidad and Tobago from 1992 to 2000, playing an integral role in the development and construction of an LNG facility in Trinidad, the statement reads.

He currently serves on the Northrim Bank Board of Directors and the Providence Alaska Medical Center Board.

Hugh Short has previously served on the AGDC board and has been the president and CEO of PT Capital since 2012. Prior to that, he served as president/CEO and vice president of Alaska Growth Capital.

AGDC is governed by a seven-member board of directors, including five public members and two commissioners. Upon confirmation by the Legislature, the three appointees will join Dave Cruz of Palmer, Joey Merrick of Anchorage, Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas, and Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken on the board, according to the statement.

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