JUNEAU (AP) -- The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has reversed a decision to hire Juneau city tourism director Maria Gladziszewski as its communications director.
Gladziszewski will continue at her city job.
''It's really within the prerogative of the executive director to hire whomever he wishes through whatever process,'' Gladziszewski told the Juneau Empire. ''It doesn't seem unreasonable to me that he'd want to (wait) given that the new (board) appointments are expected soon.''
John Manley, a spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski, referred all questions to the Permanent Fund Corp. Asked if the administration gave directions to not hire Gladziszewski, Manly said: ''I can't comment on that.''
Bob Bartholomew, corporation chief operating officer, said 28 people applied for the position.
Bartholomew said Executive Director Bob Storer decided to wait until recently vacated board seats for the Permanent Fund Corp. are filled before picking a new communications director.
He said all applications would be given a second review once board members are picked. Board members are appointed by Murkowski.
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