2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference Speaker Highlight: Brian Rogers, UAF Chancellor

2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference Speaker Highlight:  Brian Rogers, UAF Chancellor

Adding to its already distinguished list of speakers, the Conference Organizing Committee is happy to say that University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Chancellor, Brian Rogers, will be taking the podium at this year’s Alaska Rural Energy Conference to speak about energy issues in the United States’ northern most State.

Brian Rogers was named chancellor of UAF by University of Alaska (UA) President Mark Hamilton in May 2009.  A longtime Fairbanks resident and state leader, Rogers served for seven years as the UA system’s finance vice president, four years in the Alaska State House and eight years as a member of the UA Board of Regents, with three of those years as chair.

A former UAF student, he attended Trinity College and Brown University before receiving his master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  In 1996 Rogers formed Information Insights, an economic and public policy consulting firm, serving as principal consultant and chief financial officer.

Rogers, 64, is married to UAF alumna Sherry Modrow.  They have two grown sons, both of whom hold degrees from UAF.  Rogers is chair of the UArctic Board of Governors, The Nature Conservancy Alaska Trustees, and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference CEO board, as well as a member of numerous community and state organizations including the Foraker Group Governance Board, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Fairbanks Downtown Rotary and several others.

Conference Registration

If you have not registered for this year’s Conference, visit www.akruralenergy.org/registration.html.  To sponsor or become a vendor, please visit www.akruralenergy.org/sponsor.html to review this year’s levels and benefits of participation.

Conference Accommodations

The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center is offering reduced rates for Alaska Rural Energy Conference attendees.  Call the Westmark directly at 1-800-544-0970 and give them the hotel code AREC092814 for discounted rates or book online at www.westmarkhotels.com.

All attendees using the conference code AREC092814 to book a room at the Westmark Fairbanks during the conference will be eligible for a drawing of one free room night at this property.  All Westmark Fairbanks rooms come with free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and free parking.

Note: The Westmark’s South Tower has recently undergone renovations and attendees are encouraged to request these beautiful new rooms.

2014 Alaska Rural Energy Conference
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
September 23 - 25, 2014 | Fairbanks, Alaska

Please feel free to call Max Frey at (907) 474-1143 or email at mefrey@alaska.edu in regards to all questions and comments.

Photo: Brian Rogers with wife Sherry Modrow.  Photo courtesy of Todd Paris, UAF.