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For immediate release
May 19, 2009
For more information, contact
Patti Bogan, 762-4736

Chugach Electric Association fills position

Mark Johnson started working at Chugach March 19 as general counsel. His work will focus on regulatory and energy affairs.

Johnson served as a member of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska from March 2003 through February 2009. While a commissioner, he was extensively involved in telecommunications matters and served as a member and state chair of the FCC's Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations and as a member of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services.

Prior to service on the commission, Johnson worked for the Alaskan Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., for the Alaska Legislature, as counsel to an Alaskan telecommunications provider and for the Municipality of Anchorage. While with the municipality, he was a utility management assistant and served as executive assistant to the mayor.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Lewis & Clark College and a Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Chugach is the largest electric utility in Alaska, providing power for Alaskans throughout the Railbelt through retail, wholesale and economy energy sales.