John Shively first came to Alaska in 1965 as a VISTA volunteer. What started as a one year assignment turned into a career involved in the issues that have shaped Alaska – both in the private and public sector. Shively worked with NANA Regional Corporations on the development of the Red Dog Mine and prior to his assignment at Pebble served as Holland America Lines executive in Alaska. He has served two governors and is a former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Shively has been a trustee for Alaska Permanent Fund, regent at the University of Alaska and served on numerous boards including the Alaska Chamber and the Resource Development Council where he served as president for five years. In 2009, Shively received the Bill Egan award from the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce as their outstanding Alaskan of the year. Shively has also been recognized with the prestigious Denali Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives. In 2014, Shively transitioned from his position as CEO of the Anchorage-based Pebble Partnership to serve as Chairman of the Board – a role that allows him to stay active with Pebble while spending more time with his family.
Ron Pichler, President of Denali Drilling, gives an account of his experience in the Alaskan construction industry.
Shawn is a lifelong Alaskan from Chugiak, AK. She received an environmental engineering degree from Montana Tech and then later a Master’s in Project engineering and management.
She is the owner of Crouse Environmental Compliance, LLC since 2012, specializing in environmental permitting and compliance for construction and oil and gas. She is also a longtime instructor of CESCL.
Forrest Dunbar is an attorney and politician who, in April 2016, was elected to the Anchorage Assembly, representing Anchorage's East District. In this interview he discusses his history in Alaska and connections to construction.
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