Walker appoints new DNR commissioner second cabinet change today

first_imgThe state Department of Natural Resources has a new commissioner.Download AudioAndy Mack, the new commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office)Gov. Bill Walker announced today that Andy Mack, an Arctic policy and development adviser and manager of Pt Capital, a private equity fund based in Alaska, will take over the agency. Former commissioner Mark Myers retired in February.The announcement came after acting DNR commissioner Marty Rutherford told Walker she plans to retire this month, according to a media release.Rutherford won’t be leaving the public eye, however, as Walker immediately announced he is appointing her to the board of the Permanent Fund Corporation as of July.Rutherford did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment and a DNR spokesperson did not return messages requesting an interview with Rutherford.Anchorage Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski said Rutherford’s exit will be a blow to the department’s institutional knowledge.“It’s a loss for the state, you know, she’s someone who’s been through a number of different iterations on gas line policy and on oil tax issues and so, yeah I hate to see her go,” Wielechowski said.The DNR commissioner is heavily involved in the state’s effort to build a massive natural pipeline to bring gas down from the North Slope.A Walker spokesperson said he is traveling and not available to talk about the cabinet shakeup and his new appointments.It’s the third high-level position change Walker announced today.Alaska’s Attorney General, Craig Richards, resigned suddenly this morning, saying he needs to spend more time with his family.  The state’s deputy attorney general, Jim Cantor, will fill in for Richards while  Walker seeks a replacement.last_img read more

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Agents can earn 5000 Loyalty Rewards points with TravelBrands Japan offer

first_img MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands is offering a new deal for travellers who book a cruise and land package to Japan prior to May 31.Clients who book by this date will receive a $250 air credit per person. Additionally, agents can earn 5000 bonus Loyalty Rewards on qualifying bookings.The cruise and land package starts at $4,499 and goes from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 2019. It includes airport transfers, two nights pre-cruise in Tokyo, a half-day city tour of Tokyo, 10-night sailing onboard Celebrity Millennium, all onboard gratuities, a $200 onboard credit and more.The 10-night sailing with Celebrity Cruises has multiple ports of call including Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kitakyusyu, Korea, Maizuru, Kanazawa, Akita and Aomori.“Japan is a beautiful country with such diverse regions and places to explore,” says Nathalie Tanious, Senior VP, TravelBrands. “This cruise and land package is a great way for travellers to experience the wonders of Japan while benefitting some great perks and savings.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaThe TravelBrands Loyalty program allows agents to collect points and redeem them for a multitude of rewards, including various merchandises, travel, gift cards, and the ability to donate multiple foundations and charities. For more information visit travelbrandsaccess.com. Posted by Share Travelweek Group Friday, May 10, 2019 center_img Tags: Agent Incentives, TravelBrands Agents can earn 5,000 Loyalty Rewards points with TravelBrands’ Japan offer << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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