The Valdez Marine Terminal is seen from the air. Photo courtesy of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Givey Kochanowski, an Air Force veteran, has been appointed as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Alaska Region office in Anchorage. 

The appointment, announced Tuesday, said Kochanowski will oversee management of offshore energy and mineral resources on the Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf.    

“His extensive experience in Alaska and passion for responsible resource development will be invaluable as we work to advance offshore energy while protecting the environment,” said Elizabeth Klein, the director of the BOEM. 

Kochanowski served in a variety of leadership positions in Alaska within the federal government for the past 26 years, including with the General Services Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and as an officer in the Air Force. He most recently served as the senior advisor on Arctic affairs for the Department of Energy. He has been appointed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy to serve on two state commissions focusing on history and veterans’ issues. 

Kochanowski holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the United States Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma.