Wackowski will work for the Interior Department from Anchorage, which marks a shift from the previous administration, when former Alaska adviser Kim Steven Elton worked from Washington, D.C.
Zinke made the announcement as he continued a trip around the state that began over the weekend.
Wackowski previously worked on Murkowski's 2010 campaign; he was Sen. Ted Stevens' last press secretary, and also worked on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee before moving back to Alaska.
Wackowski graduated from Bartlett High School in Anchorage, and worked for his family's halibut and salmon sport-fishing business in Ninilchik, according to the Interior Department. He attended Saint Mary's College in California, and currently serves as a major in the Air Force Reserve."
Full article at the Alaska Daily News.