Spill Shield International
Spill Shield Incorporated is a woman-owned company founded to provide Alaska businesses a local source for innovative, cost-effective and environmentally sound products. Drue Pearce moved to Alaska from the Midwest in 1977. She grew up on a farm in Illinois, graduated from Indiana University and lived and worked in Louisville, KY before moving to Fairbanks. Once in Alaska, she worked at Alaska National Bank of the North in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Kotzebue. In 1983, she went to Juneau as a legislative aide. She left that fall for Harvard University, where she received a Master`s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government in 1984.
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Pearce ran for an Anchorage seat in the Alaska House of Representatives in 1984 and won. She served two terms in the House and then ran for the Senate in 1988. She was reelected to the Senate three times, serving as Senate President twice, Finance Co-chair twice and Rules Chairman when she resigned in June, 2001. While in the Senate, her committees had jurisdiction over the rewrite of Alaska's oil spill and marine pilotage laws after the Exxon Valdez grounding.
She and her family moved to Washington, DC in 2001 so that Drue could serve as the Secretary of the Interior's Senior Advisor for Alaska. While at DOI, she directed Secretarial level activities of 7 DOI Alaska Regional Offices and served as Alaska intergovernmental and Congressional liaison. She participated in decision making and advised on policy decisions on issues of national importance such as the implementation of the National Energy Policy.
In 2006, Drue was nominated by the President, confirmed by the Senate and sworn in by the Vice President as the first Federal Coordinator in the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects (OFC). This Executive Level III position entailed the startup of an independent agency of the federal government responsible for coordinating the activities of more than 20 federal agencies, the State of Alaska, the Government of Canada, the project proponents and myriad stakeholders. The OFC was created by Congress in 2004. The Federal Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of management of the agency; including policy development, staffing, budget, strategic planning and implementation, governmental and public affairs. Drue left the position January 2, 2010.
Pearce's private sector experience includes being an officer and branch manager at Bank of the North as well as being a Resources Consultant to the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation from 1987 to 2000. Since 1990, Pearce has been a partner at Cloverland North LLC, which operates a farm and Standardbred horse breeding. She graduated from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, TEP (The Executive Program) in 1989.
She and her husband, Michael F G Williams, have a daughter, Tate.
Our products can help to ensure your organizations compliance with today's stringent environmental regulations. This can ease your concerns over the many possible future long-term liabilities associated with oily waste. Our water scrubbers and the innovative 'Smart Ash' disposal system offers a cradle-to-grave scenario for oily waste clean up.
Whether you are an environmental clean up company or an end user who generates oily waste we can offer innovative products that can save your organization both time and money.