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Tim Fitzpatrick new veep at gasline agency

Tim Fitzpatrick is the new vice president of external affairs and government relations for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

Fitzpatrick replaces Rose Alcantra, who was released this summer by the agency, which is operating under close guidance from the Office of the Governor, with Deputy Chief of Staff Grace Jang keeping tabs on the agency’s every move. The construction of a gasline is Gov. Bill Walker’s primary focus and one of his main campaign promises when he ran in 2014.

Fitzpatrick is a communications strategist with more than 20 years of experience assisting business and policy organizations achieve their public relations objectives, the news release from AGDC says. He has consulted to BP Alaska, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association, and the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.

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Fitzpatrick previously worked in Comcast Corporation’s corporate communications department, managing media relations for financial, merger and acquisition, regulatory and policy activities.

Prior to joining Comcast, he was a senior communications advisor to political and governmental organizations, including two presidential nominating conventions, national and local political campaigns, and on Capitol Hill.

In his role at AGDC, “Fitzpatrick will advance AGDC’s communications objectives with in-state, national, and international stakeholders.”

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Walker is now launching his last great desperate push to convince us that this wasted money project is good for us …not worth the PFD’s …he & his cronies in the legislature have failed to deliver.. good riddance Walker …very soon!

  • Another highly paid spin doctor on the state payroll, this one at possibly $250,000 plus benefits and expenses, which might make him the highest paid press person on the state payroll. Maybe the University press handler is second highest in salary, or maybe it’s the person at AHFC. I would bet the state has 75 to 100 press people; DOT has five I think. My guess is the 75 to 100 average perhaps $125,000 in salary, or $160,000 in salary and benefits. Any smart, honest person could significantly reduce state spending even without impacting state services. Mike Dunleavy is smart and honest, but we need to get him elected before he can address a multitude of outrageous state practices.

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