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Dunleavy nominates former Anchorage chief financial officer as Alaska’s Revenue commissioner

  • Author: James Brooks
  • Updated: February 5, 2020
  • Published February 4, 2020

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has chosen Lucinda Mahoney of Anchorage to serve as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue. Mahoney replaces Bruce Tangeman, who left the administration in November.

Lucinda Mahoney (Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy announced his pick Tuesday, the last possible day under a state law that requires the governor to fill vacant commissioner jobs no later than the 15th day of the legislative session. Mahoney’s appointment is subject to a legislative confirmation vote.

Mahoney’s resume states she is the owner of Value Solutions LLC, a business consulting company based in Anchorage. According to the company’s business license, it has been operating since 2007.

Her resume also states she managed the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation shared service center and had a career with ARCO, the oil company that merged with BP in 2000.

Mahoney has an MBA from the University of Alaska and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Mahoney was appointed chief financial officer for the Municipality of Anchorage in 2009 by then-Mayor Dan Sullivan. When she resigned in 2014, she said one of her proudest achievements was the city’s AAA credit rating, achieved in 2013.

Mahoney also spearheaded the municipality’s ill-fated effort to transition to SAP payroll software. That project, which began in 2011, was expected to take 18 months and $10 million. Instead, it took more than $81 million and about a decade.