Petroleum News Alaska, by Kay Cashman. The Resource Development Council for Alaska will lose one of its most valuable employees at the end of June, Deputy Director Carl Portman.
Among many other duties, Portman has been responsible for the impressive list of presenters at the association’s conference every November.
Set to retire June 30 after what will be 39 years with RDC, Portman said he will be leaving after the association’s annual meeting.
“I still plan to help out RDC on a volunteer basis, working on the conference and other … issues. I would also like to get involved in other organizations, including Food Bank of Alaska. It’s going to be a challenging adjustment, but I’m ready to give it a shot,” he said.
Here’s the RDC Conference Agenda. The Wednesday oil tax panel at 1:30 p.m., covers the issue we address in our adjacent, right column. -dh
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