Administration chief Sheldon Fisher appointed to Permanent Fund board

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Sheldon Fisher is getting a seat on the Permanent Fund board.

Gov. Bill Walker made the announcement on Tuesday. Fisher serves as Walker’s commissioner of administration.

He has more than 20 years of experience in private sector management, most recently as chief operating officer for McKinley Capital Management in Anchorage. Prior to McKinley, he spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry, including six years as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Alaska Communications. Commissioner Fisher holds an economics degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Yale University.

“Sheldon is intimately aware of Alaska’s fiscal situation, and the challenges we face running state,” Walker said.

The six-member Board of Trustees sets policy for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, and manages the assets of the Permanent Fund and other funds designated by law, including the Alaska Mental Health Trust Fund.

Fisher will fill a board seat reserved for one of the governor’s cabinet members.

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