(JUNEAU, Alaska) – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Commissioner Pat Kemp announced today the appointment of John Binder to deputy commissioner. Mr. Binder will begin his new role within the department January 7, 2014.
“I am extremely pleased to announce John Binder as the department’s deputy commissioner,” said Kemp. “John brings to the department proven leadership and management from his time with the Air Force. He has a wealth of aviation education and experience and strong Alaskan roots.”
Binder will oversee the State of Alaska international airport system, which includes Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Fairbanks International Airport, and the Division of Statewide Aviation, which encompasses the 252 state owned rural airports. His office will be located in Anchorage.
Binder joined ADOT&PF in June 2013 as the Operations Manager for the Division of Statewide Aviation. He previously worked as a systems analyst planner for the National Airspace Defense Program and served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 2012 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He holds a bachelor’s in Astronautical Engineering, a master’s in Space Systems and a master’s in Aeronautical Sciences.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 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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