4-5-17 Former Alaska Gasline Development Corporation CEO, Dan Fauske, Passed Away Today


 Former Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dan Fauske passed away today after a courageous battle against cancer.  Our prayers are with his family.  -dh

Dan Fauske. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour.

Dan Fauske touched the lives of so many Alaskans, first through his work with the North Slope Borough and later as the head of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. His work helped generate millions of dollars in construction projects and affordable housing for countless Alaskans,” said Governor Bill Walker. “Dan was greatly respected by lawmakers on both sides the aisle – both as a friend and a colleague. Donna and I express our heartfelt condolences to the Fauske family during this time of loss, and to all Alaskans who had the honor of knowing Dan. He will be greatly missed.”

Dan Fauske served as the Budget Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer of the North Slope Borough for nearly a decade. He went on to serve as CEO of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and then President of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

Dan’s son, D.J. Fauske, offered a comment on behalf of the entire Fauske family, “Dan lost the battle but not the war. We are grateful for the many friends and professional colleagues who have prayed for, and connected with my dad and our entire family since learning of his diagnosis.”

“I have known Dan for a long time. I had the privilege to be a part of his work for eight years as an AHFC employee and three more years as a member of the board. He built AHFC with heart, intellect, and a can-do attitude,” said AHFC President Bryan Butcher. “Dan was a force of nature, a mentor to many of us, and a dear friend. He will be immeasurably missed.”

Earlier this session, legislators unanimously passed HB 143, naming the AHFC Anchorage headquarters the Daniel R. Fauske Building. Governor Walker will sign the bill into law on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am in AHFC’s boardroom, 4300 Boniface Parkway. Arrangements for a summer celebration of life are pending, and details will be made available by the family at a later date.


One Comment

  1. GRACE SALAZAR April 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Mr. Harbour.
    He will be missed. Indeed, he touched the lives of many Alaskans. As a former AHFC employee, it has been my honor and pleasure to know him and work for him for over 5 years. He was a very kind, respectful and down-to-earth CEO.

    M. Grace Salazar

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Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines, is a former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, a Commissioner Emeritus of NARUC, NARUC's Official Representative to IOGCC and Vice Chairman of NARUC's Gas Committee. He served as Gas Committee Chairman of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners. He also served as commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission and the Anchorage Heritage Land Bank Commission.He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree: English, at Colorado State University, a Master of Science Degree: Communications-Journalism at Murray State University and graduated from Utility Regulatory School for Commissioners at Michigan State University. He served as a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Alaska Pacific University, taught bank marketing classes at the University of Alaska and was an English teacher at Los Alamos High School.Harbour served in ranks of Private - Captain during a 4-year assignment with the Army in Korea, Idaho, Georgia and Fort Meade and received the Meritorious Service Medal among other commendations.Harbour is also a past Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association Government Affairs Committee, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Export Council of Alaska and the Department of Commerce's District Export Council. He is a past President of the Alaska Press Club, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.Harbour was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Institute (UAS), the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Business Partnership, and Arctic Power.He also served as CEO of several small Alaska organizations, including the Anchorage Parking Authority and Action Security, Inc. Harbour is also Chairman Emeritus of the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress.Harbour's wife, Nancy, is a professional, performing arts administrator and his three boys, Todd, Benjamin and William work in the fields of environmental management, energy marketing and medicine.