THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JACK RODERICK AS A MEMBER OF THE ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Jack
Roderick as a member of the Arctic Research Commission.
Jack Roderick of Anchorage, Alaska, has had a long and varied career as a resource developer, public policy maker, teacher and writer. Mr. Roderick has been an Alaska resident since Alaska was a U.S. territory. He founded many small oil and resource-related businesses, including Alaska Exploration Corporation, Petroleum Publications and Alaska Industry magazine. As a public affairs consultant to Alyeska Pipeline Services Company during the early 1970s, Mr. Roderick assisted with the company in settling land claims of Native Alaskans. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Roderick was the Mayor of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough. Mr. Roderick was Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, which oversees the state's oil and gas, forestry, mining, land, water and geothermal programs. From 1984 to 1985, he served as the Alaska Energy Director.
Mr. Roderick received a B.A. degree from Yale University, an M.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Washington. He was a Littauer Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard from 1980 to 1981. His book, Crude Dreams: Oil and Politics in Alaska, will be published in September 1997 by Epicenter Press.
The Arctic Research Commission is responsible for developing and recommending an integrated national Arctic research policy. The Commission facilitates cooperation between federal, state and local governments with respect to Arctic research, and reviews and recommends improvements for the federal Arctic research programs.