Walker’s oil & gas advisor leaves for job at NANA

John Hendrix started work as Gov. Bill Walker’s chief oil and gas adviser in July 2016. (Photo: Rachel Waldholz / Alaska’s Energy Desk)

Gov. Bill Walker’s chief oil and gas advisor has taken a new job.

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Later this month, John Hendrix will join the NANA Regional Corporation as the president of its commercial group. That group includes subsidiaries that do oil field and mining support services, as well as construction and capital projects.

Hendrix has been in Walker’s cabinet for nearly two years.  When he was hired in 2016 for the $185,000 a year position, his focus was on figuring out how Alaska can produce more oil.

In a media release, Walker’s office congratulated Hendrix on the new position and said  he’ll continue working on projects with the Office of the Governor.

Rashah McChesney is a photojournalist turned radio journalist who has been telling stories in Alaska since 2012. Before joining Alaska's Energy Desk , she worked at Kenai's Peninsula Clarion and the Juneau bureau of the Associated Press. She is a graduate of Iowa State University's Greenlee Journalism School and has worked in public television, newspapers and now radio, all in the quest to become the Swiss Army knife of storytellers.

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