And Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Dan Fauske now heads Alaska Gasline Development Corp.
Some of the state’s top money geeks are getting new jobs. In a domino-type shuffle of positions the state’s Revenue Commissioner is now the head of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, whose former top person now will lead the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.
Let’s take them one at a time.
First off is Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher who has headed the state’s revenue division since 2010. Governor Sean Parnell announced Butcher’s resignation on Wednesday. Butcher will now head the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation which, among other things, loans money to fund housing sales in Alaska.
Next is Dan Fauske, who has been in institution at AHFC where he’s served the past 18 years. He now will head the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation as its president and executive director.
The AGDC is tasked with developing a natural gas pipeline to deliver natural gas from the North Slope to South Central Alaska. A key requirement for the line is to serve as many communities as possible with local tie-ins along the way. When you hear the name Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, that’s the one the AGDC is working on. And the one that Fauske will now be overseeing.
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One of the things I love about The LegHead Report is all the interesting stuff I learn while putting stories together. I call them “tangentals.” Those little tidbits that I throw in once in a while.
Here’s one concerning Dan Fauske
Did you know that there’s a place on the state’s website that lists employee wages and compensation? And that according to that list, Dan Fauske has been one of the state’s top paid people?
Now that could be because he was the head of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for so long. Plus, by all accounts I could find, he was extremely good at his job and made the state money by running AHFC so well.
His pay in 2012 was $348,586. That’s double what the governor made. Governor Parnell was paid $145,000 in 2012.
Click on the link at bottom below to go to the state’s website where it posts key people and what they are paid in state wages.
Pay and Compensation of Top State Employees - Open the three PDF files at top under the blue banner “Calendar Year 2012.” The bigger group under the yellow banner are Travel Records, which also is interesting reading.