Executive Management

Joe Dubler
Interim President
Prior to being named AGDC interim 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.

Fritz-KrusenLeslie “Fritz” Krusen
Vice President, LNG and Administrative Services
Mr. Krusen is responsible for AGDC oversight and technical aspects of the Alaska LNG project. Previously, he had a 36-year career with ConocoPhillips that included engineering, technical management, and project management positions, most recently serving as chief facilities engineer. He brings 27 years of worldwide LNG experience to the position including design, startup, and operations. Mr. Krusen holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Dave-HaugenDavid W. Haugen, PMP
Vice President, Project Management
Mr. Haugen manages the technical staff of AGDC, consisting of pipeline and facilities engineering, construction management, project services, and environmental, regulatory, and land. He is a pioneer in Alaska’s pipeline industry having worked on the original construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. His degrees include a B.A., B.S. and an M.S. in engineering management. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Lieza-WilcoxLieza Wilcox
Vice President, Commercial and Economics
Ms. Wilcox leads the commercial and economics department that is responsible for developing and negotiating commercial agreements, developing project market offers, and supporting all business decisions with both strategic and detailed economic justification. She has 19 years of experience in the Alaska oil and gas industry as a commercial analyst, negotiator and organizational leader. Lieza holds a B.A. in business administration in economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Lindsey Holmes
General Counsel
Ms. Holmes is responsible for providing legal advice on AGDC strategies and their implementation. She comes to AGDC from the Department of Law where she was an Assistant Attorney General. Prior to that, Ms. Holmes worked as a self-employed attorney specializing in corporate, regulatory, energy, and real estate law. Ms. Holmes obtained her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, law degree from the University of Chicago, and master’s degree from Stanford. From 2007 to 2015, Ms. Holmes served as a Representative in the Alaska State Legislature.

Tim Fitzpatrick
Vice President, External Affairs and Government Relations
Mr. Fitzpatrick leads AGDC’s external affairs and government relations department, which is responsible for advancing the organization’s communications objectives with in-state, national, and international stakeholders. He is a communications strategist with more than twenty years of experience helping business and policy organizations achieve their public relations objectives. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds an MBA from Temple University and serves on the board of Alaska Theatre of Youth.

nick masatoshi shiratoriMasatoshi “Nick” Shiratori
Executive Advisor
Mr. Shiratori maintains the corporate presence in Japan and is responsible for client management. He has more than 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Previously he was an executive vice president at the Mitsubishi Corporation where he gained worldwide knowledge in LNG commerce. In his role at AGDC, he advises on marketing and networking in Japan. Mr. Shiratori holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Hitotsubashi University.