Policy Teams

Oil & Gas Development, Resources, Mining

  • Team Captain: Senator Cathy Giessel
  • Lisa Pekich – Conoco Phillips
  • Pat Pourchot – Dept. of the Interior
  • Stephen Trimble- URS Corp

Science, Traditional Knowledge, Research, Climate Change, Energy

  • Team Co-Captain: Rep. Beth Kerttula
  • Team Co-Captain: Rep. Bryce Edgmon
  • Stefanie Moreland – Governor Parnell’s Office
  • Mayor Reggie Joule – Native Village of Kotzebue

Governance, Indigenous Issues, Arctic Council

  • Team Co-Captain: Senator Gary Stevens
  • Team Co-Captain: Senator Lyman Hoffman
  • Elizabeth Moore – NANA
  • Layla Hughes – Environmental Representative
  • Kris Norosz – Icicle Seafoods

Planning and Infrastructure Development

  • Team Captain: Rep. Mark Neuman
  • Nils Andreassen – Institute of the North
  • Mayor Denise Michels – City of Nome
  • Jake Adams – Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

National/Homeland Security, Coast Guard

  • Team Co-Captain: Rep. Alan Austerman
  • Team Co-Captain: Senator Donny Olson
  • Chris Hladick – City Manager of Unalaska
  • Dr. Lawson Brigham – UAF Distinguished Professor

Marine Transporation, Fish & Wildlife

  • Team Co-Captain: Senator Lyman Hoffman
  • Team Co-Captain: Senator Gary Stevens
  • Rep. Mark Neuman
  • Stephanie Madsen – At Sea Processors Association, Fisheries Rep
  • Peter Garay – American Pilots Association, Marine Pilots Rep
  • Steve Scalzo – Maritime Holdings