BigNews.Biz - Dec 26,2016 - Delegation Welcomes Chere Klein to Serve Ketchikan Constituents
Delegation Representative to Assist Alaskans in Southern Southeast
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan announced that Chere Klein has been hired as their Ketchikan Delegation Representative. Klein will serve constituents in Ketchikan and other communities in the Southern Southeast region by helping them with specific concerns and problems with federal agencies and offices. Klein replaces Penny Pederson, who served in that role for 2 years.
Klein is a lifelong Alaskan, with deep ties to the communities of Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Wrangell, and throughout Prince of Wales, and as well as experience working across Southeast Alaska. Previously, she served as Primary Legislative Resources Aide and Constituent Liaison for Alaska Representative Peggy Wilson. Prior to her legislative experience, Klein worked as an office manager and licensed insurance agent at Diversified Investments & Insurance, of Ketchikan, and before that as a principal at Wetland Delineation & Design Services, LLC. Klein has also as a board member for the Ketchikan Community Foundation, Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, Ketchikan Charter School and Ketchikan Hospice Support Group, among many others.
“I’m happy to have Chere join our team. Her strong leadership skills and involvement in the community will be valuable assets to connect with constituents,” said Senator Murkowski. “From being a small business owner, to working in the Alaska State Legislature, and her extensive community involvement, her experience will carry over well as she serves Alaskans in the Southeast.”
“Having been born and raised in Southeast, Chere knows the community and the people of this region,” said Senator Sullivan. “Chere has demonstrated a history of community involvement and leadership, serving on many boards and with local organizations for decades. I am confident that her experience and strong relationships in the community will be a major asset to Senator Murkowski and I in best serving Alaskans living in southern Southeast.”