ANCHORAGE – May 24, 2022- The Alaska Oil and Gas Association is pleased to announce Tamara Maddox as the organization’s new regulatory and legal affairs manager.

Maddox most recently served as an associate attorney at the Alaska Public Offices Commission and prior to that was an associate attorney at the Denali Law Group. She has diverse experience in criminal law, guardianship issues, legal research, and regulatory drafting and analysis.

Maddox grew up in Anchorage, and attended Oceanview Elementary, Hanshew Junior High, and Service High School. While being stationed around the country as a military spouse, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fayetteville State University and obtained her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.

“We are excited for Tamara to join our team,” said Kara Moriarty, AOGA President/CEO. “Her hard work and dedication will serve the oil and gas industry well as our members work to responsibly develop Alaska’s resources in a safe, legal manner that follows science and creates lasting benefits for Alaskans.”

As AOGA’s regulatory and legal affairs manager, Maddox will be responsible for evaluating government’s actions and initiatives, and coordinating AOGA’s review and response to such initiatives, including preparing written and oral testimony at public hearings; managing litigation issues with outside counsel; and directing AOGA’s legal and environmental committees.

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, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), or twitter (@AOGA).

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