Alaska SeaLife Center Announces New Board Members
Seward, Alaska (March 12, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Board members serve as ambassadors to the Alaska SeaLife Center, while strengthening our partnership with Alaskan industries and communities.
“Our new members are joining a team of diverse individuals that provide tremendous benefits to the Center. All of our Board of Directors bring with them new ideas and a fresh perspective to further our mission of sustaining Alaska’s marine ecosystems,” said Alaska SeaLife Center Board Chairman, Mr. Stephen Grabacki.
These newly elected individuals will serve a two year term on the Board of Directors:
Ed Graff of the Anchorage School District. Ed has been superintendent of the Anchorage School District since 2013. He began his teaching career in 1991 at Gladys Wood Elementary School and has worked in the Anchorage School District ever since. He became a principal in 2001, the executive director of Elementary Education in 2008, and the Chief Academic Officer in 2009. Originally from Minnesota, Ed has lived in several Alaska towns and villages, including Hooper Bay and Savoonga.
Glenn Reed of Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA). Glenn was born in Seward and grew up in Moose Pass. As President of PSPA since 1999, Glenn now lives in Seattle, spending a great deal of time traveling between Seattle and Alaska for fishing industry meetings. Glenn is a board member of the North Pacific Marine Science Foundation, North Pacific Fisheries Research Foundation, and SeaShare. He claims that, in his younger years, he fished in Alaska but wasn’t very good at it.
Terry Lauck of ConocoPhillips. Terry is the Director of Permits, Sciences & Regulatory Advocacy for ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. His group is responsible for securing environmental/regulatory permits associated with exploration and production operations for ConocoPhillips in Alaska, in addition to the associated wildlife, ecosystem, and cultural studies. Terry has been employed by ConocoPhillips for nearly 27 years, having worked in Minnesota, Texas, Colorado, California, and Oklahoma (twice), before transferring to Alaska in August 2014.
Dan Graham of PacRim Coal, LP. Dan has been the Project Manager of the Chuitna Coal Project since 2009. Dan moved to Alaska in 1983 to study Mining Engineering at UAF and play hockey – he has worked in Alaska’s mining industry ever since. His work experience includes: equipment operator at a placer gold mine, mine engineer for Usibelli Coal Mine, owner of an engineering consulting business, senior consultant at Golder Associates, and the Director of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Public Works Department. Dan is a board member of the Alaska Miners Association and the Resource Development Council.
Recently appointed by the University of Alaska to a term ending in October 2015 is:
Daniel M. White of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dan is the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and also heads the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization. A registered professional engineer, Dan has been Director of the Institute of Northern Engineering since July 2006. He has conducted research on drinking water protection, development and treatment, and has spent considerable time in rural villages and remote locations in Alaska pursuing issues related to freshwater in the Arctic.
About the ASLC
Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a private, non-profit research institution and public aquarium, with wildlife response and education programs. It generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. To learn more, visit www.alaskasealife.org.