Press Release

Betty Martin Appointed Director of Administrative Services
for the Alaska Department of Law

March 29, 2007

(Anchorage) Attorney General Talis Colberg announced today the appointment of Betty Martin as the Department of Law's new Director of Administrative Services.

The Administrative Services Division provides vital services and manages the resources for the Department of Law. As director Martin will manage the department's accounting and budget preparation, oversee procurement of equipment and supplies and monitor the department's information technology efforts.

"The department's ability to prosecute crimes and represent the state's legal interests depends upon a solid administrative and fiscal foundation," said Colberg. "I believe that Ms. Martin's training as a CPA and her work experience in the public and private sector make her an excellent choice to fill this position."

Martin previously served as the Controller for Galligaskins, a Juneau-based retail operator. Prior to that she served as the State Comptroller for the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, Treasury Division from February 1995 to August 2005. Martin served as the Controller for Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, the Finance Director for Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation, Head Accountant for the U.S. Coast Guard, Support Center New York, NAFA Division, as an assistant controller for the publishing company Faulkner & Gray, Inc. and as a senior and staff accountant for Price Waterhouse.

Martin replaces Kathryn Daughhetee who retired as the director of administrative services in January 2007 after serving in the Department for 10 years.

"I am very grateful to Ms. Daughhetee that she extended her retirement date to ensure a smooth transition for Ms. Martin to assume her new position within the administrative services division," said Colberg.

Daughhetee, also a CPA, was hired by the Alaska Legislature's Division of Legislative Audit. In 1993 she became a budget analyst with the Alaska Legislature. She started work with the Department of Law in July, 1996 as Deputy Director of the Division of Administrative Services. In January 1999 she became the Division Director.

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