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Press Release: 20-0006
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240,

DOT&PF Deputy Commissioner Mary Siroky Re-retiring;
Position will be filled by Rob Carpenter

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Commissioner John MacKinnon is reluctantly accepting the re-retirement of Deputy Commissioner Mary Siroky.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to have Mary on board, her depth of experience and vast knowledge of the department has been an asset to our entire department,” said Commissioner MacKinnon. “When she came out of retirement and accepted this position she promised me four months, and she’s stayed with us for 14 months. I wish her well as she returns to her passions of quilting and spoiling her family.”

Rob Carpenter will fill the deputy commissioner position starting Monday, Feb. 10. Carpenter has extensive legislative and budget experience. For the past 20 years, Carpenter has worked as a senior fiscal analyst with the Legislative Finance Division. In this role he focused on transportation operating and capital budgets.

“I am excited to welcome Rob Carpenter to the department,” said Commissioner MacKinnon. “Rob has extensive experience with legislative finance and a keen understanding of transportation issues and our complex budget. Rob’s background in the legislature and with the budget will be incredibly valuable to us.”

Carpenter has a degree in business administration, finance from the University of Oregon and an AA from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Siroky will remain with DOT&PF through May 1, she will work on special projects and to assure a smooth deputy commissioner transition.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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