Meet the Commissioners

The Denali Commission Act of 1998 establishes that the Commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to create the proposed annual work plan for the Denali Commission. Many of these Commissioners additionally serve as part of the Commission’s Advisory Bodies. These Commissioners represent perspectives throughout Alaska and include the Governor of the State of Alaska; the Presidents of the University of Alaska, Alaska Municipal League, Alaska Federation of Natives, AFL-CIO Alaska, Associated General Contractors of Alaska; and the Federal Co-Chair of the Denali Commission.

Garrett Boyle
Federal Co-Chair, Denali Commission
Tyson Gallagher
State Co-Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the Governor of Alaska

Tyson Gallagher serves as the State Co-Chair for the Denali Commission and is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the Governor of Alaska.

Alicia Siira
Alicia Siira
Executive Director, Associated General Contractors of Alaska

Ms. Alicia Siira serves as a Commissioner representing the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

Julie E. Kitka
Julie E. Kitka
President, Alaska Federation of Natives

Ms. Julie Kitka serves as a Commissioner representing the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Nils Andreassen
Nils Andreassen
Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League

Mr. Nils Andreassen serves as a Commissioner representing the Alaska Municipal League.

Pat Pitney
Pat Pitney
Interim President, University of Alaska

Ms. Pat Pitney serves as a Commissioner representing the University of Alaska.

Joelle Hall
Joelle Hall
Executive President, Alaska AFL-CIO

Ms. Joelle Hall serves as a Commissioner representing the Alaska AFL-CIO.