Leadership

Board

AGDC is governed by a seven-member board of directors — five public members and two principal department heads of the State of Alaska. Board members are appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the legislature. Public members serve staggered five-year terms. Individuals are selected for their experience in disciplines critical to the corporation’s success including finance, pipeline construction and operations, gas marketing, labor and workforce development, and large project construction management.

Doug Smith
Chairman
Doug Smith, of Anchorage, has specialized in the Alaska oil and gas and construction industries for over 25 years. He has previously served as the President and CEO of ASRC Energy Services, and on the boards of the Resource Development Council and Alaska Support Industry Alliance.

Dan Coffey
Vice Chair
Dan Coffey, of Anchorage, served two terms as Chair of the Anchorage Assembly. He is a business owner, attorney and longtime oil and gas advocate. Coffey previously served as the Chairman of the Alaska Board of Fish, as Chairman of the Anchorage Energy Commission and as a member of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Community Advisory Council.

Warren Christian
Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Christian, of North Pole, is the current president of Doyon Associated, LLC. Previously, he served as the president and general manager of ASRC Energy Services’ Houston Contracting Company. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction and oil field services industries on the North Slope and across Alaska. Mr. Christian’s expertise spans the entirety of pipeline projects. He received his welder and pipefitter apprenticeship training through the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375 in 1983.

Dave Cruz
Director
Mr. Cruz, of Palmer, is president of Cruz Companies, which specializes in oil field services, heavy civil construction, remote camp construction, tug and barge operations, and a variety of other construction support activities. He has served on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Port Commission, and is a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska. Currently, he serves on the board of the Resource Development Council of Alaska and is a member of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.

David Wight
Director
Mr. Wight, of Anchorage, served as president and CEO of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company from 2000 to 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. He is a past member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association board and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines Board.

Jason Brune
Director
Jason Brune is the Commissioner of Department of Environmental Conservation. He most recently served as the senior director of land and resources for the Cook Inlet Region, Inc (CIRI). Brune has served in various capacities in recent years, including as Executive Director of the Resource Development Council, Board President of the Alaska Miners Association, and member of the State Chamber of Commerce Board and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.

Dr. Tamika Ledbetter
Director
Dr. Tamika Ledbetter serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Under her leadership, the Department serves to provide safe and legal working conditions and advance opportunities for employment. She held several key positions with the Department prior to becoming Commissioner, including Regional Manager for the Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region.

Staff

Joe Dubler
President
Prior to being named AGDC President in January 2019, Mr. Dubler held senior AGDC leadership positions between 2010 and 2016, including serving as vice president of commercial operations and chief financial officer. He returned to AGDC after serving as executive vice president of finance and administration for Cook Inlet Housing Authority. Mr. Dubler also held a number of positions with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, including serving as chief financial officer where he managed the Corporation’s $5 billion in total assets for more than a decade. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Dubler earned a B.S. in business administration from San Francisco State University.

frank-richards-photo-218x300Frank Richards, P.E.
Senior Vice President, Program Management
Mr. Richards is a registered professional civil engineer with more than 32 years of experience developing large-scale infrastructure, power, mining, and oil development projects. He oversees development and execution of all AGDC projects. He came to AGDC after serving as the deputy federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maine.