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Alaska SeaLife Center Announces 2011 Board of Directors Election and Addition of New Board Members


Seward, AK – November 17, 2010 – The Alaska SeaLife Center announces the election and appointments of its 2010-2011 board of directors.  The executive committee consists of:  chair, Todd Allen, Koniag, Inc.; vice chair, Stephen Grabacki, GRAYSTAR Pacific Seafood Ltd.; Secretary, Willard Dunham, Mayor of the City of Seward; Treasurer, Tom Tougas, Alaska Coach Tours.  Returning board members include:  Michael Castellini, University of Alaska Designee; Dr. Pat Pitney, University of Alaska Designee; Phillip Oates, City of Seward Designee; Don Bauermeister, Burke & Bauermeister P.L.L.C.; Kevin Brown, BP Exploration Alaska.

In addition, ASLC is pleased to announce six new board members.  They are:  Maggie Kelly of Royal Celebrity Tours; William Muldoon, ConocoPhillips Alaska;  Dona Eidam, University of Alaska; Lela Klingert, Alaska Commercial Fisheries & Agriculture Bank; Jason Brune, Resource Development Council; and Julie Bonney, Alaska Groundfish Data Bank.

Board Chair Todd Allen said “With these new Board members seated, the Alaska SeaLife Center is actively expanding its partnership with Alaskan industry and communities.  Over the next year, the Center will continue to expand its research and education programs to address key issues facing Alaska’s seas.  The need to have board members with diverse backgrounds and from different industries who bring new ideas and concepts is important to our continued success.”

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a private non-profit research institution and visitor attraction which generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.  For more information please reference the Alaska SeaLife Center website at www.alaskasealife.org.


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