Rick Rydell, 2 others named to Fish and Game positions
A local radio personality has taken a job in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration, along with two other people assuming leadership positions.
Rick Green, known as Rick Rydell from his long-running talk show on radio station KENI, was named as a special assistant to acting Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, according to a release from the commissioner's office Friday.
Green will start Monday.
According to a statement from Fish and Game, Green — who served for three years on Fish and Game’s Advisory Council — will “work closely with the state’s hunters and fishers to improve communication and build trust” in an outreach role.
“Fish and Game in Alaska has always been my passion,” Green said. “I’m thrilled to work under Gov. Dunleavy and Commissioner Vincent-Lang to work to restore trust in the department, build communication and serve the public.”
Staff at KENI said Green did his last show Friday morning, and wasn’t expected to return due to his new position. A call to Green wasn’t returned Friday.
Also named to Fish and Game positions Friday were Benjamin J. Mulligan, vice president of the Alaska Statewide Chamber of Commerce, as deputy commissioner and Grassroots Strategies founder Edward K. Grasser as head of the Division of Wildlife Conservation.
Green’s position comes after Eagle River Republican Amy Demboski resigned her Anchorage Assembly seat to become a deputy chief of staff for the new governor.
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