NAA Relocates to Arkansas; Hires Office Administrator
The National Aquaculture Association will relocate its main office from Charles Town, W.V., to Pine Bluff, Ark., effective July 21. NAA has called Charles Town home since its inception in 1989.
The new office will be located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Affiliated associations, including the U.S. Trout Farmers Association, the Striped Bass Growers Association and American Tilapia Association will also relocate to the UAPB campus.
The organization also announced yesterday that current office administrator Mary Lee Supplee will retire July 21 after 19 years. Research biologist Kelly Goodwin will assume Supplee's role. Goodwin has worked as a research assistant at the University of Arkansas Aquaculture and Fisheries Center in Pine Bluff for almost 10 years, and conducted laboratory and field research as well as administrative duties.
"We're looking forward to adding Kelly to the NAA team. Her career at the university has prepared her for working with and understanding the challenges faced by American aquaculturists," says Randy MacMillan, NAA president. "Our new relationship with the university will provide NAA members with additional expert resources. Mary Lee Supplee will truly be missed by everyone at NAA; she has left an indelible mark on our organization, and we wish her well in her future endeavors."