Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Alaska Land Trust has announced that Steve Brockmann has been named as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective Sept. 21.
The SEALT Board of Directors selected Brockmann as Executive Director after a nationwide search that was conducted over the last six months.
Brockmann has served on the SEALT Lands Committee since July of 2019.
He replaces Allison Gillum, who served as the Executive Director since June of 2015. Gillum announced her resignation earlier this year but will continue to serve as a special advisor over the coming weeks.
“I’m glad that I’ve been able to help the organization through this time of transition,” Gillum said. “Steve’s enthusiasm and dedication will greatly benefit the mission and vision of the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. I’m truly excited to see what the organization will accomplish under Steve’s leadership.”
Brockmann spent 28 years as a biologist and manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 23 years of which were in Southeast Alaska. His work with the Fish and Wildlife Service focused on negotiations with Federal and State agencies, and applicants for Federal permits to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife from a broad variety of development projects, including highway, airport, and harbor construction; timber sales; mines; and hydropower development.
While stationed in Juneau between 2001 and 2018, Brockmann led or contributed to status assessments for Queen Charlotte goshawks, Alexander Archipelago wolves, and yellow-cedar, as they were considered for listing as threatened or endangered.