"Make it Monday" forum - The Economic Impact and Global Market of Alaska’s Seafood Industry
Alaska seafood is the state’s most valuable export, the industry is among the state’s largest direct private sector employers and serves as the cornerstone of many Alaska communities. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and McDowell Group have teamed up to provide an update on the economic impact of Alaska’s seafood Industry and a look at where Alaska’s catch is going, world seafood trends and how global economics create challenges and opportunities for Alaska seafood.
PLUS, a new member presentation from Patty Wilbanks, Executive Director, Visit Girdwood.
Register by 10 am Monday and be entered to win a free teeth whitening courtesy of Alaska Advanced Dentistry! Arianna Elnes, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
As Communication Specialist, Arianna Elnes supports the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) brand and messaging efforts, domestic consumer public relations, and in-state and fleet communications. Arianna holds a degree from Knox College and over twelve years’ experience in the Alaska seafood industry, ranging from many seasons on the processing line to growing a successful Alaska seafood startup in the Midwest. Living in Juneau, Arianna has been with ASMI since 2017.
Dan Lesh, McDowell Group
A lifelong Alaskan, Dan plays a significant role in a wide variety of McDowell Group’s fisheries and coastal economic development projects. His professional experience includes commercial fishing, helping run his family’s award-winning tourism business, and work for the Alaska legislature. Dan has a degree from Grinnell College and is currently completing an MBA through the University of Illinois. He has been with McDowell Group for five years.