THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN R. RODERICK AS MEMBER OF THE ARTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint John R.
Roderick as Member of the Arctic Research Commission (ARC).
Mr. John R. Roderick of Anchorage, Alaska has served on the ARC since 1997. Mr. Roderick has a long and varied career as a resource developer, public policy maker, teacher, and writer. An Alaskan resident since before statehood, Mr. Roderick founded many small oil and resource-related businesses, including Alaska Exploration Corporation, a leasing and operating company, Petroleum Publications, Inc., the state's leading industry exploration report and "Alaska Industry Magazine." As deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Roderick oversaw the state?s oil and gas, forestry, mining, land, water and geothermal programs. Mr. Roderick is a member of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation. His book, "Crude Dreams: A Personal History of Oil & Politics in Alaska" was published in September 1997.
Mr. Roderick received a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Washington. He was also a Littauer Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
The ARC develops and recommends an integrated national Arctic research policy. The Commission facilitates cooperation between federal, state and local governments with respect to Arctic research, reviews federal Arctic research programs, and recommends improvements.