Helge Ing joined the Department of Natural Resources as director of the Alaska State Forestry and Forestry Division, after a 21-year career with the California Forest Management and Firefighting Agency. At the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Eng had been Deputy Director of Forestry since 2015. Prior to that, he had spent two years as Deputy Deputy Director for Resource Protection, nine years as Head of the Forestry Program of the State and three years as a state forest biometrician for the department. He has held various membership and leadership positions in forestry, including a registered professional forester and fellow of the Society of American Foresters; member of the California Licensed Foresters Association, president of the Northern California Society of American Foresters and state representative on the Policy Committee of the Society of American Foresters. Eng graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management. At Oregon State University, he earned a master’s and doctorate in forest management, as well as a master’s degree in statistics. Eng succeeds Chris Maisch, who retired as director and state forester in February after 21 years in the Forestry Division.
Craig richards was reappointed to the board of directors of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. for a term from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025. Richards served on the board of directors from 2015 to 2016 and was reappointed in 2017. Richards majored in finance at the University of Virginia, received his MBA from the Duke University and his JD from Washington & Lee University. After serving as a legal assistant for the judge Ralph beistlineRichards worked in private practice focusing on oil and gas. He was the Attorney General of the State of Alaska from 2014-2016 and has since returned to private practice in Anchorage.
Jessie Alloway was appointed to the position of Solicitor General of Civil Appeals. In this role, Alloway will serve as the state’s chief appeals counsel for civil appeals and oversee the Opinions, Appeals and Ethics section of the Alaska Department of Law. Alloway joined the Alaska Department of Law in 2011 as a member of the Natural Resources Section, where she represented the Alaskan Departments of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Game in Magistrates’ Courts. state and federal government on a range of issues, including the conservation of Alaska’s National Interest Lands Act of 1953, and other critical federal and state constitutional issues. Alloway also worked in the Special Litigation section of the Department of Law, defending the Department of Administration in cases involving the diminishing clause of the Alaska Constitution, and worked closely with other colleagues on a wide range of disputes. Since January 2020, she has served as the Senior Assistant Attorney General responsible for handling a range of civilian appeals. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Alloway served as a prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, where she worked for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, investigating and prosecuting criminal cases across the country. Alloway began her legal career as a legal assistant to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her JD from the University of Montana Law School and graduated from the University of Montana School of Forestry. Alloway took up his new role on June 3, 2021.