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CRAIG RICHARDS | CHAIR
Craig Richards has a wealth of experience in complex matters relating to finance, oil and gas, and tax law. Mr. Richards served as the Attorney General of the State of Alaska from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that position, he was in private practice where he specialized in oil and gas project development and tax disputes. In addition to majoring in finance at the University of Virginia, Mr. Richards holds a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University and a juris doctorate from Washington & Lee University. Mr. Richards was reappointed to the Board for a four-year term in 2017. He had previously served as a Trustee from 2015 to 2016.
Mr. Brady had been an insurance executive in Anchorage since 1967, retiring at the end of 2008. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Alaska Pacific University, and is a community advisory board member for Wells Fargo Bank Alaska and the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board. In previous years, he was the Honorary Consul of Belgium and served as a National Trustee of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Trustee Brady was reappointed in 2015 to a four-year public seat by Governor Walker; he has served three times on the Board: from 1991-1995, from 2003-2009, and from 2011 to present. Mr. Brady was the Chair from 1992-1993 and from 2003-2007; he has served as the Vice Chair since 2010.
WILLIAM G. MORAN
Mr. Moran is President and director of First Bancorp, Inc., and has served as Director for Community Bancshares since 2001. His community activities include the Ketchikan Pioneers Home Foundation, First City Players and British Petroleum Community Advisory Board. He is a member of the Alaska Bankers Association and the Alaska Forest Association. Mr. Moran holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Anita have two grown sons.
Trustee Moran was reappointed in 2018 by Governor Walker to a four-year public seat; he was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006. Mr. Moran served as the Vice-Chair from 2007–2010 and has served as the Chair from 2010-2018.
Marty Rutherford has a long history of public service to Alaska and deep roots as a lifelong Alaskan. She has held leadership positions in state government for nearly three decades and is honored to be able to give back to the state that has given her and her family so much. In serving on the Board of Trustees, Marty is following in the footsteps of her late father, John Kelsey, who was one of the longest serving APFC Trustees from 1987-1995. Marty has considerable experience in the oil and gas sector as well as the development of state natural resource law and policy. She recently retired from state service and her role as the Department of Natural Resources Acting Commissioner, a position she was appointed to in 2016. She has lent her natural resource experience and expertise to the state several times, having served as the DNR Deputy Commissioner from 1992 to 2005, from 2006 to 2010, and from late 2014 until her retirement in 2016. She has also served as a director and a deputy commissioner in the Department of Community and Regional Affairs that is now part of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, as well as the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Lands Office. Trustee Rutherford was appointed in 2016 to a four-year public seat by Governor Walker.
Sheldon Fisher has more than 20 years of experience in private sector management focusing on business development and operations. Sheldon now holds the seat on the Board of Trustees designated for the Commissioner of Revenue, having been appointed by Governor Bill Walker on September 7, 2017 and was initially appointed to the Board in 2016 during his tenure as the Commissioner of Administration. Preceding his service as a member of the Governor’s cabinet, Sheldon served as the Chief Operating Officer for McKinley Capital Management. Prior to McKinley, he spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry, including time with Hughes Electronics, Sprint and most recently six years as senior vice president at Alaska Communications. He holds an economics degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Yale University. Commissioner Fisher also serves as a trustee for the Alaska Retirement Management Board, which has fiduciary responsibility for the assets of the state’s retirement systems.
Governor Walker appointed Andrew Mack, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to one of the two Board of Trustees seats reserved for cabinet members. Prior to his appointment as DNR Commissioner in 2016, Mr. Mack was a managing director of Pt Capital, the only private equity fund based in Alaska. Born and raised in Soldotna, Mr. Mack brings over a decade of experience in Arctic policy and development. He has advised several Alaska Native Corporations engaged in oil and gas activities on the North Slope. In this role, he helped guide the regulatory drafting and implementation applied to drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.