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Sheldon Fisher, Commissioner

Sheldon Fisher was born and raised in Ashland, Oregon, and attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with honors with a degree in economics.

After BYU, Sheldon went on to receive a law degree from Yale Law School and worked for a time for the law firm of Latham & Watkins.

In 1994, Sheldon left Latham & Watkins to pursue a career in telecommunications, working first for Hughes Electronics and later as the General Manager of Sprintís Broadband Wireless business. Sheldon came to Alaska in 2004 taking a position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing for Alaska Communications Systems, where he was responsible for all customer facing organizations, including all revenue generation.

In 2010, Sheldon resigned from ACS in order to run for Congress.

In 2011, Sheldon joined McKinley Capital Management, LLC, as the Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for the day to day administrative and general business operations of McKinley Capital.

On December 29, 2014, Governor Bill Walker appointed Sheldon as Commissioner of the Department of Administration.

Sheldon brings 20 years of management experience focusing on operations, technology infrastructure and marketing. Sheldon has been married to his wife, Christine, for 26 years, and they are the parents of 7 children.

Email: sheldon.fisher@alaska.gov