ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State Administration Commissioner Bob Poe is stepping down to take a job as head of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority.
The authority's board of directors on Tuesday unanimously selected Poe as the new executive director of the agency. He succeeds Randy Simmons who resigned in June. Poe will earn $110,000 a year.
Gov. Tony Knowles said he expects to name a new Commissioner of Administration soon. Poe had held the cabinet position in the Knowles' administration for two years. Prior to that he worked as business development manager for AIDEA.
Poe has been working for the state since 1983 and has held positions with the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Transportation, International Trade Office, Senate Finance Committee and the Department of Environmental Conservation.
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