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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade’ ndadz dengit’a?
Language: Deg Xinag
Translation: "Hello, how are you?"

Sylvan Robb, Deputy Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Sylvan RobbPrior to coming to the Department of Administration, Sylvan worked for several years as a Policy Analyst at the Office of Management and Budget. She was focused extensively on government efficiencies and process improvement efforts for the state. Before working for the state, she worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks researching special projects related to budget tightening. Preceding her time at UAF, Sylvan was a Principal Consultant at Information Insights, a management and policy consulting firm in Fairbanks, for 11 years.

As Deputy Commissioner, Sylvan’s portfolio includes the Divisions of Motor Vehicles, Finance, and Risk Management, as well as the Office of Public Advocacy, the Public Defender Agency, Shared Services of Alaska, and the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Sylvan is from the Midwest, but is an Alaskan by choice, having moved here in 2003 from Chicago. While living in Chicago for ten years, she worked as a researcher at the University of Chicago and for the State of Illinois, Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.