PSPA names new vice president of Alaskan operations
Nicole Kimball has been named the vice president of Alaskan operations for the Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA).
The PSPA, comprised of seafood processors working in Alaska, represents the interests of the industry on both legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal levels, according to a press release.
Previously, Kimball served as federal fisheries coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. While in that position, she represented the state in regional, national and international fisheries venues and served as the alternate to the department’s commissioner on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. In her new job, she will be based in Anchorage, where PSPA will establish a second Alaska office location.
“Nicole Kimball has been involved in Alaska fisheries and resource management for over 17 years and is well respected for her work ethic and professionalism," PSPA President Glenn Reed said. “Her recent areas of focus include policy and analytical work in cooperative program design, bycatch reduction, and strengthening shore-based fisheries. PSPA is excited to welcome such a dynamic and experienced professional to our team.”
Kimball has a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Tufts University. She was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and grew up in Juneau and Anchorage. She will start her position in mid-March.
"After spending most of my career in the public sector, I look forward to the opportunity to work with private sector businesses whose economic activity benefits the state of Alaska and its coastal communities,” Kimball said. “I look forward to continuing to support and promote Alaska's world-leading sustainable fisheries.”