Ex-Officio Members Lorali Simon Palmer Lorali Simon is the Vice President of External Affairs of Usibelli Coal Mine in Healy, and has over 20 years of experience working in the natural resource management and energy industries. Lorali is a board member of the Resource Development Council and the Alaska Miners Association, and a former member of the Palmer Chamber of Commerce. 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.