At this meeting, the Council re-elected Simon Kinneen as Chairman, and re-elected Bill Tweit as Vice-Chair for the upcoming year. Additionally, Ms. Nicole Kimball and Ms. Cora Campbell were sworn in as new Council members for a three-year term.
Ms. Kimball is the vice-president of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, a non-profit trade association comprised of motherships and shore-based seafood processors across Alaska. Prior to this, she served as Federal Fisheries Coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, where she represented the state in regional, national, and international fisheries venues, and served as the alternate to the Commissioner on the North Pacific Council (2012-2016). Before that, Nicole worked as a fisheries analyst for the Council for 12 years.
Ms. Campbell is president and chief executive officer of Silver Bay Seafoods LLC, a fishermen-owned Alaska seafood processing company. Her fisheries career started in Petersburg Alaska, where she grew up fishing with her family. She served as policy advisor to two Alaska governors on fisheries, wildlife, climate change, natural resources, seafood marketing, and Arctic development. Ms. Campbell is former Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and previously represented the State of Alaska on the North Pacific Council (2010-2014).
Full bios for both new Council members, as well as the rest of the Council, are available on our website.