Don Habeger, Deputy Commissioner
Don Habeger serves as deputy commissioner for the Department of Administration, a diverse agency of 13 divisions that provides both support services to state government and direct service for Alaskans. Don manages seven divisions ranging from Finance, Retirement and Benefits, to the Office of Public Advocacy and Public Defender Agency.
His initial focus will be the oversight of the Division of General Services, Enterprise Technology Services, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, Division of Motor Vehicles and Division of Risk Management.
Habeger’s broad background includes experience working for the Alaska State Legislature, being responsible for communications, promoting and advancing assigned bills, issue research, and scheduling. Before state service Don had extensive experience in government and community relations, having served as Director and Regional Vice President of Government Relations for a major cruise line. Habeger also worked for Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, a subsidiary of Southeast Stevedoring Corporation, as Port Manager in Juneau. Prior to that, Habeger taught grade school and high school science courses and worked in the residential construction industry.