Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom Announces New Chief of Staff May 17, 2023 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Lieutenant Governor Nancy Dahlstrom is pleased to announce Kelly Howell as her new Chief of Staff, preceded by Josh Applebee, who had been the Chief of Staff to former Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer. Ms. Howell previously served as Lt. Governor Dahlstrom’s Special Assistant since January 2023. “I have had the privilege of getting to know and work with Kelly over the years,” said Lt. Governor Dahlstrom. “She has served the state in a variety of roles, and I have confidence in her ability to manage the day-to-day operations of our office while simultaneously advancing the Administration’s policy goals.” A lifelong Alaskan, Ms. Howell was born in Fairbanks and is the daughter of a retired Alaska State Trooper, growing up in Fairbanks, Nome, and Anchorage. She began her state service in March 1996 with the Department of Health and Social Services and has spent 18 years working for the Department of Public Safety, where she held several different positions, including Administrative Services Director and the Legislative Liaison/Special Assistant to the Commissioner. Ms. Howell graduated from East Anchorage High School and has a bachelor’s degree in Justice and Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She and her husband live in Eagle River and have two grown children. They enjoy spending time together outdoors and at their cabin in Willow during their downtime. Ms. Howell will start tomorrow, May 18, 2023.