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.
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.”