Gail (Anagick) Schubert, Chair, is the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for the Bering Straits Native Corporation, and President/CEO of several of its subsidiary entities. She is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of Alaska and New York. Mrs. Schubert serves as Chair of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Chair of Akeela Treatment Services, Chair of the Alaska Retirement Management Board, Vice Chair of the Alaska Native Justice Center, Vice Chair of Khoanic Broadcast Corporation, Treasurer of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, and as a board member of the Alaska Federation of Natives, and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation. She is also a member of the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission. Mrs. Schubert received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and holds a Law Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration from Cornell University.
Sam Trivette, Vice-Chair, is on the national executive board of the American Federation of Teachers retirees and was formerly President of the Retired Public Employees of Alaska. Mr. Trivette retired from public service after more than 32 years serving as Chief Probation Officer, Director of Community Corrections, Executive Director of the Parole Board, and as a probation and correctional officer. He is President of Quality Corrections Services, and on the board of directors of the Alaska Public Employees Association. Mr. Trivette has also served as an officer in a number of national and statewide professional organizations as well a many not-for-profit organizations around Alaska. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and has completed postgraduate work in public administration, law and psychological counseling.
Gayle W. Harbo, Secretary, retired after teaching mathematics in Fairbanks for 25 years. She also served as math department chair, as advanced placement coordinator, on the district curriculum, evaluation and budget committees, and twice as chair of the Lathrop Self-Evaluation for Accreditation Committee. Ms. Harbo is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, AARP, National Retired Teachers of Alaska, Fairbanks Retired Teachers Association, National Council of Teacher Retirement Systems, NCTR Education Committee, and the Alaska Teachers’ Retirement Board. She is also a co-manager of a family trust. Ms. Harbo was named Alaska Teacher of the Year in 1989. She holds a BS in Mathematics from North Carolina State University, and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and has completed an additional 40 hours in mathematics, counseling, law and finance.
Tom Brice is the Business Representative for the Alaska District Council of Laborers administering the contracts in Southeast Alaska for Laborers Local 942 and Public Employees Local 71. He was elected to the position of Vice President of Laborers Local 942 in 2011, and has sat on the negotiating team for the state contract with Public Employees Local 71 for the past three contracts. Prior to this position, Mr. Brice was the Apprenticeship Outreach Coordinator for the Alaska Works Partnership. Here he developed and managed a statewide program focused on assisting qualified rural Alaskans to gain entrance to the various registered Alaskan Building Trade apprenticeships. Mr. Brice also served in the Alaska State House of Representatives between the 18th and 21st legislatures. He has a BA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Bryan Butcher was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Revenue by Governor Sean Parnell in November, 2010. Prior to that, he worked at the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) as the director of governmental relations and public affairs and advised Governor Parnell on economic development issues. He also served as vice president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. Before joining AHFC in 2003, Mr. Butcher worked as a finance aide for the state House and Senate finance committees for 12 years. Mr. Butcher holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Oregon. He is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Anchorage.
Kristin Erchinger is currently finance director for the city of Seward, having worked for the city in finance positions since 1994 including a year serving simultaneously as finance director and acting city manager. She became the finance director in 2000. Ms. Erchinger is past president of the Alaska Government Finance Officer’s Association and represents that organization in the Alaska Municipal League. She also served on the Providence Alaska Region Board, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Alaska Municipal League Board, and the Board of the American Society for Public Administration, Alaska Chapter. Ms. Erchinger earned bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Japanese language and literature, both from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Becky Hultberg was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Administration by Governor Sean Parnell in December 2010. Most recently Ms. Hultberg served as the regional director of communications and marketing for Providence Health & Services Alaska, leading the organization’s efforts around communications, marketing, physician relations and web development. Her past positions include serving as vice president of public relations and strategy for Bradley Reid & Associates and as press secretary in the office of Governor Frank H. Murkowski. A lifelong Alaskan, Becky was born in Anchorage and raised in Kenai. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Abilene Christian University, in Abilene, Texas, with minors in economics and public service. Ms. Hultberg lives in Juneau with her husband, Jeff, and children Sophie, Brandt and Dane.
Martin Pihl came to Alaska in 1962 to work for Ketchikan Pulp Company, becoming President and General Manager in 1987 until his retirement in 1994. He then served as Acting Executive Director for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation in 1994-1995. Mr. Pihl serves as a director of National Bank of Alaska and on Wells Fargo Bank's Alaska Statewide Advisory Board, as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Alaska Timber Insurance Exchange, and as a regent for Pacific Lutheran University. He is also a member of several advisory boards including Holland America-Westmark-Ketchikan Advisory Board, Ketchikan Ports and Harbors Advisory Board, and Alaska Airlines Southeast Alaska Community Advisory Board. Mr. Pihl holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and has been a CPA since 1958.
Sandra Ryan is a mathematics and tech prep instructor at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, and has been a teacher since 1988. Ms. Ryan teaches Advance Placement computer Science as well as advance Placement Statistics and Accounting. She has worked as a member of two accreditation teams: one for Lathrop High School, the other for West Valley High School. She has served on Professional Learning Teams at West Valley High School, been appointed to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Teacher Evaluation team, and was recently nominated as BP Teacher of Excellence. She is a member of the National Education Association Alaska Board of Directors, and a member of the Fairbanks Education Association, serving for the past five years as treasurer. She is also manager of a family trust. Ms. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas; and a Masters in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She was appointed by Governor Parnell to a seat reserved for a Teachers’ Retirement System representative.