Ex-Officio Members Fran Ulmer Anchorage Fran Ulmer is Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Fran is a member of the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and the Board of the National Parks Conservation Commission, and was appointed to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Return to the Climate Change leadership page. The Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. The Secretariat for the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team is the Institute of the North. More information about the team and climate resources can be found here.