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December 22, 2010
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Board appoints Robbins to fill vacancy

Doug Robbins was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Chugach Electric Association board of directors. The board voted unanimously to make the appointment at its Dec. 16 meeting after interviewing 14 Chugach members interested in serving on the body. The vacancy was created by the October passing of director Pat Kennedy.

Chugach is a member-owned cooperative electric utility, governed by a 7-member board of directors elected to staggered 3-year terms.

Robbins, 54, is a retired petroleum geologist and manager who spent 26 years with Marathon Oil Company. He earned a bachelors degree in geology from Carleton College in Minnesota and a masters in geology from Indiana University.

Robbins will serve on the board until next spring's annual election, at which time a Chugach member will be elected to serve for one year to complete the unexpired balance of former-director Kennedy's term.

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