ANCHORAGE – July 20, 2021- The Alaska Oil and Gas Association is pleased to
announce Rachel Bylsma as the organization’s new external affairs manager. (See attached
Rachel most recently served as the director of constituent services for U.S. Senator Dan
Sullivan, a role she has maintained since the senator was first elected more than six years
ago. Prior to that, she served in a variety of capacities for Governor Sean Parnell, working
her way up from an executive office assistant to senior policy advisor.
Rachel is a born and raised Alaskan, graduate of Dimond High School, and was part of the
Japanese Immersion program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Fox
University and obtained her Master of Arts degree in public policy with an emphasis in
public administration from Liberty University while working full-time for Senator Sullivan.
“It was great to have Rachel on my team and to see her passionate advocacy on behalf of
Alaskans. I know she will bring the same tenacity and dedication she exhibited in my office
to the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, and I wish her the best,” said Senator Dan Sullivan.
“We are extremely excited to work with Rachel,” said Kara Moriarty, AOGA
President/CEO. “She is a consummate professional and has a strong work ethic. We look
forward to putting her skills to work advocating for the long-term viability of the oil and gas
industry in Alaska.”
As AOGA’s external affairs manager, Bylsma will be responsible for the organization’s
public relations, government affairs, and event management.
AOGA is a professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability
of the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. More information about
the organization can be found at www.aoga.org, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), or twitter