August 6, 2018: Ephraim Froehlich has been appointed as a Senior Adviser on Fish and Game at the Alaska Governor’s Office and as the Alaska Deputy Director for State and Federal Relations, effective in mid-August, 2018, Gov. Bill Walker announced on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Froehlich was born and raised in Juneau, he graduated from Juneau Douglas High School, and he received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College. Froehlich worked for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Washington, D.C., before he received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, with a concentration in environmental law. He returned to Murkowski’s Washington, D.C., office as the lead policy adviser on fisheries, wildlife, maritime transportation, ports and harbors, environmental change, and the Arctic. Barbara Blake has worked on fish and game issues for the Alaska state government since 2014, and she has been re-assigned as the Governor’s Director of Native and Rural Affairs.