BOEM Announces New Leadership for Alaska Region

Release Date
Anchorage, AK

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced Givey Kochanowski as director of the Bureau’s Anchorage Office. 

Kochanowski will oversee the responsible management of offshore energy and mineral resources on the U.S. OCS offshore Alaska, which comprises more than one billion acres adjacent to more than 6,000 miles of coastline – more coastline than the rest of the United States combined. 

"We are excited to welcome Givey Kochanowski to lead our Alaska region," said BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein. "His extensive experience in Alaska and passion for responsible resource development will be invaluable as we work to advance offshore energy while protecting the environment." 

"I'm honored to take on this role and lead the Alaska region at such a pivotal time," said Kochanowski. "I look forward to working with Alaska’s diverse partners and stakeholders to promote offshore development that creates jobs and economic growth for local communities while safeguarding the habitat and fisheries that make Alaska such an ecologically vital region." 

Kochanowski served in a variety of leadership positions in Alaska within the federal government for the past 26 years, including with the General Services Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and as an officer in the Air Force. He most recently served as the senior advisor on Arctic affairs for the Department of Energy. He has been appointed by Alaska’s Governor to serve on two state commissions focusing on history and veterans’ issues. 

Kochanowski holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the United States Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma.   

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.