FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A key manager in the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is resigning his position to move into the private sector.
Tony Johansen has been director of the agency's Northern Region since 1995. His father, Woody Johansen, held the same job from 1955 to 1979.
Johansen's resignation goes into effect in early June, when he takes a management job with Great Northwest Inc., a Fairbanks-based road and airport contractor.
Johansen, born and raised in Fairbanks, said he left state service because there were no advancement possibilities within DOTPF without leaving Fairbanks.
The Northern Region is the agency's largest, stretching from Nome to the Canadian border and from Barrow to Cordova.
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