Alaska in Brief

Governor announces new APFC board member, interim DNR commissioner

By: - June 27, 2022 4:47 pm
A white, bald-headed man looks toward the camera while smiling.

Jason Brune, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, is seen in this undated photo provided by the department. (Photo by Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has named Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune to a seat on the board of trustees for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.

Brune will replace Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige in a seat reserved for a member of the governor’s cabinet. Feige announced earlier this month that she will retire June 30 in order to spend more time with family in the Lower 48.

Feige has been replaced as commissioner on an interim basis by Akis Gialopsos, Dunleavy’s deputy chief of staff and legislative director. Before joining the Dunleavy administration, he was an aide to Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. 

Both moves were announced Friday by the governor’s office.

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that Feige will move to the Lower 48. She will spend more time with family in the Lower 48 but does not intend to move out of the state.


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James Brooks
James Brooks

James Brooks is a longtime Alaska reporter, having previously worked at the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he is married to Caitlyn Ellis, owns a house in Juneau and has a small sled dog named Barley. He can be contacted at [email protected]