Palin names state energy coordinator

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008

JUNEAU - Gov. Sarah Palin named former Golden Valley Electric Association Chief Executive Steven Haagenson to be the state's energy coordinator.

Palin made the announcement Wednesday at the Capitol during a news conference.

Haagenson is an engineer who has worked for the Fairbanks-based utility for nearly 32 years, the last six as chief executive.

His predecessor was Rep. Mike Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican.

As energy coordinator, Haagenson also will serve as executive director of the Alaska Energy Authority.

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