Juneau residents receive statewide appointments

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2010

Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed several Juneau residents to statewide boards and commissions.

Marie Darlin was appointed to the Alaska Commission on Aging.

Darlin is retired from a career that included work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Juneau School District. She served on the Juneau School Board and the Juneau Commission on Aging, and is on the Board of Senior Citizens Support Services, Inc. She also served for nine years on the State Medical Care Advisory Commission and has been an active AARP volunteer for many years.

The 11-member commission makes recommendations to the governor and Legislature regarding legislation, regulations and appropriations for programs and services that benefit older Alaskans.

Charles M. "Chuck" Collins was appointed to a seat representing industry on the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board

Collins has been branch manager for Key Bank in Juneau since 2009. He worked as interim executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council in 2007 and of United Way of Juneau in 2006.

Collins owned and operated Copy Express in Juneau from 1996 to 2009, was a partner and service manager for Yukon Office Supply in Southeast Alaska from 1988 to 1996, and worked as a business electronics technician in Kansas.

The board's 18 members, half from labor and half from management, meet to hear and resolve disputed workers' compensation claims cases around the state.

James Stedman, who has spent 22 years with Wings of Alaska, was appointed to the Aviation Advisory Board.

Stedman has served as a partner, vice president of flight operations, operations director, chief pilot, check airman, and line pilot. He is also a partner in Wings Airways.

Stedman previously flew for Haines Airways, and for Whalers' Cove Lodge in Angoon. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license, with more than 12,000 hours of Alaska flight time. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Alaska Air Carriers Association since 2004 and served as the trade group's vice president.

Stedman was appointed to a regional air carrier's seat.

The 11-member board advises the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on aviation issues and consults with the commissioner on the selection of chief administrative officers of Anchorage and Fairbanks international airports, which constitute the Alaska International Airport System.

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