Ray Kreig is a professional civil engineer and geologist. He has lived in Alaska since 1970. He is president of R. A. Kreig & Associates of Anchorage, Alaska, and has 30 years experience in project management, geotechnical investigation, natural resource evaluation and land consulting. Since establishing his own consulting firm in 1975, he has completed numerous studies for industry and government in Alaska and Russia. Mr. Kreig is especially experienced in feasibility studies for pipelines and has had a major role in geotechnical and routing studies of virtually all the large pipelines in Northwestern North America.
Mr. Kreig is a leader in the citizen campaign to free Chugach Electric Association, a nonprofit cooperative from control by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker's Union. Chugach is Alaska's largest electric utility serving 63,000 metered accounts. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994, appointed President 1995-97. He served on the Alaska Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors, Executive Committee 1995 - 1999.
His many civic activities and board offices include the Chairman, Keep Private Lands in Private Hands Coalition (Alaska), and leadership in the successful 1999-2000 campaign to defeat the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) in the United States Congress.
His professional organizations include the International Right of Way Association, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of Engineering Geologists, U.S. Committee on Permafrost, Polar Research Board, National Research Council, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, U.S. Permafrost Delegation to People's Republic of ChinaJuly 1984, and Alaska-Mongolia Energy Trade Mission1993.
He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1968, M. S. in civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1970, and is a licensed professional engineer in Alaska and licensed professional geologist in Alaska.