Mitchell named as executive director of Permanent Fund Corp.

Oct. 4, 2022 FastCast
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 6:37 PM AKDT
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JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - At a special meeting of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Board of Trustees, Acting Revenue Commissioner Deven Mitchell was approved by a unanimous vote to become the next executive director of the corporation.

Mitchell was one of three candidates interviewed by the board of trustees, including Melanie Hardin and Morgan Neff. At 6:27 p.m., the trustees returned from executive session to announce Mitchell as the successor to Angela Rodell, who was fired controversially last December.

The trustees said that over 100 initial candidates were considered before selecting the three finalists from which Mitchell was chosen.

Mitchell applied for the Permanent Fund post back in July, and comes to the department with a wealth of experience in the financial sector.

An employee of the state’s Department of Revenue since 1992, Mitchell has served in the roles of executive director and treasurer of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority, and just last month was made Acting Commissioner of Revenue by Gov. Dunleavy.

A start date for Mitchell will be determined after salary and benefit negotiations are complete.

This article has been updated to include additional information.