Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Michael J. Dunleavy appointed Kelly Tshibaka on Thursday to serve as the next commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration.
Tshibaka was tapped to round out the Governor’s team of Senior Policy Advisors – focusing primarily on areas of management, audit and government efficiency – but was recently asked to step into this role following the vacancy made available by the previous Department of Administration Commissioner-Designee.
“We are excited Kelly has accepted this role to help refocus and reprioritize areas of management, operations and government efficiencies within the Department of Administration,” said Gov. Dunleavy. “Her resume speaks for itself – a born and raised Alaskan, a stellar background and education, and work experience tested at the highest levels of the federal government. My message from the start has been government can and should be managed better, more efficiently, and with far greater outcomes. Kelly has succeeded in these areas in the past and we are confident the Legislature will concur that she is eminently qualified for this position. We welcome Kelly back to Alaska.”
Tshibaka is a born and raised Alaskan and graduated from Stellar Secondary School in Anchorage in 1995. She has over sixteen years of leadership experience in federal government and intelligence oversight roles, including in audits, investigations, complex reviews, data analytics, and executive management.
Most recently she was the Chief Data Officer for the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General where she was part of the executive team responsible for oversight of the US Postal Service, an agency with more than $70 Billion in annual revenue, $13 Billion in contracts, and 620,000 employees.
Prior to that, she was the Acting Inspector General of the Federal Trade Commission, served as legal counsel to the Inspector General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and performed sensitive reviews at the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.
Tshibaka has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Texas A&M University.