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Director's Office

The Director's Office provides strategic planning for the Division's programs to ensure that DGGS is meeting the needs of the public, manages the Division's fiscal affairs, and provides personnel and clerical services. The Director acts as a liaison between the Division and local, state, federal, and private agencies; seeks out and encourages cooperative geologic programs of value to the state; and advises the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources about geologic issues.

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Masterman, Steve S.

State Geologist/Director, (907) 451-5007

Steve provides strategic planning for the Division's programs to ensure DGGS meets the needs of the public as defined by Alaska statute. He manages the Division's fiscal affairs, acting as a liaison between the division and local, state, federal, and private agencies; seeking out and encouraging cooperative geologic programs of value to the state; and advising the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources about geologic issues.

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Childsdress, Felisa K.

Administrative Assistant, (907) 451-5037

Felisa handles personnel, procurement, invoicing, and cell phone requests, and provides administrative support for the Geologic Mapping Advisory Board and Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

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Huizenga, Connie L.

Administrative Assistant, (907) 451-5015

Connie handles AVO procurement, AVO credit card receipts, and AVO invoicing.

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Jones, Lesile

Geospatial Information Officer, (907) 269-5710

Dr. Jones provides statewide coordination for geospatial data, initiatives, and policies. She serves the principal role in advancing geospatial goals of the State of Alaska and voice of the Alaska Geospatial Council. Leslie has 20 years of experience as a geospatial statistician in applied research science and advocates for open data, reproducible science, and use of GIS as a platform for data-driven decisions. In her position as GIO she promotes the value of modernizing technologies to foster data sharing and integration to enable more effective coordination across the State of Alaska.

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Kozie, Leeanne

Natural Resource Tech, (907) 451-5010

Leeanne excels in helping customers-in person, on the phone, by mail, or by email. She is also responsible for travel, assists with the maintenance of the DGGS library, travel, timesheet processing, state credit card accounting, public information desk, mail and postage, vehicle coordinator, property records, maintain supplies, and other administrative duties as needed.

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Papp, Kenneth R.

Division Operations Manager, (907) 451-5001

Ken manages daily operations for a diverse team of 50 geoscientists with an annual budget of $10M. He earned his B.S. in Geology from the University of Cincinnati, and his M.S. in Volcanology and Remote Sensing from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ken has worked for the State for over 10 years as a geologist with DGGS in Fairbanks, a project manager at the Alaska Energy Authority, and the Curator of the Geologic Materials Center (2009-2015).

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