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Executive Team - Support Staff

Tina La Rose, Special Assistant

Tina La Rose serves as special assistant for the Department of Administration.

Tina brings a wide variety of private sector experience. Before coming to work for the State of Alaska, she did project work and administrative functions for both the communications and marketing and the purchasing departments at Providence Health & Services Alaska. Tina is also licensed in real estate and worked in property management for more than five years coordinating investment properties in Alaska and the lower 48 states.  In addition, Tina has a background in accounting and business management from several years of owning and working in a family business.

Tina has lived in Alaska for almost 20 years.  She and her sons enjoy spending time camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing together throughout Alaska. She is a former Alaska Fly Fishers and Safari Club International – Alaska Chapter member.


Andy Mills, Special Assistant

Andy Mills serves as special assistant for the Department of Administration.

Andy worked for the State of Alaska in the Governor’s Office as a multimedia specialist from 2003 – 2010. Before joining the Department of Administration, he worked as a freelance multimedia specialist. Andy brings a significant amount of experience in state government and a diverse set of skills ranging from graphic design, web development, audio/video production and photography to project management. Before his time with the State of Alaska he worked for several years with Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska as a liaison coordinating logistics in the port of Juneau for cruise ships and yachts.

Andy attended Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California where he studied multimedia production, with emphasis in 3D modeling and animation. He’s a third generation Juneauite who enjoys the outdoors, hockey, fireworks, computers/technology, film and photography. He’s a member of the Juneau Rotary Club.

His wife, Cori (Badgley) Mills, is also from Juneau and works for the Department of Law.


Chad Medel, Executive Secretary II

Chad Medel serves as the Executive Secretary to the Commissioner.

Chad has worked in both the private and public sector, with his prior experience including working at the Bureau of Vital Statistics for Health and Social Services, owning and operating his own art gallery, becoming a personal banker, and working as a tour guide for multiple tourism agencies throughout Southeast Alaska.

Chad has spent most of his life in Southeast Alaska, his family moving to Ketchikan when he was very young. He has resided in Juneau since the summer of 2007. During a summer job, he fell in love with the area and decided it would be his home.