Brigham McCown leaves Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. as president, as Danika Yeager takes over as interim


In a brief statement to employees today, the owners of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System noted that President Brigham McCown has left the company, as of Jan. 31. Danika Yeager, the Alyeska Vice President of operations and maintenance, is serving as interim president until the company finds a permanent replacement.

Yeager has worked in multiple areas in the pipeline industry for many years.

“Thanks to all of you for your support and dedication to Alyeska during this time of transition. As Owners, we remain committed to supporting the Alyeska team and doing our part to reinforce our collective culture of safely and reliable operating the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. We are excited and optimistic about the future of TAPS,” the owners wrote in an unsigned statement.

McCown was not given a quote in the statement to explain his departure or wish his coworkers well,, which makes it appear that his was an abrupt departure. McCown has only been at the helm since January of 2020.


  1. I recall my phone call from Bill in early ’74.

    He asked me if I would build him his pipeline.

    I took the job & turned it on 06 Jun 1977.

    It is still working today!

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