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Afognak Board Chair to Lead Fisheries Development Foundation

Dec 6, 2023 | Alaska Native, Fisheries, Right Moves

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) appointed Kristy Clement as CEO. Clement currently chairs the Afognak Native Corporation board of directors.

AFDF is a federally chartered organization for developing business opportunities in the Alaska seafood industry.

“I am thrilled to join an organization that plays a crucial role in shaping the future of Alaska’s economy,” Clement says. “I look forward to collaborating with the AFDF board and staff to ensure that Alaska’s blue economy is well-positioned for future growth.”

Clement was raised in Port Lions, one of Afognak’s component villages, and her grandmother Peggy Dyson was well-known to Gulf of Alaska mariners for twice-daily weather broadcasts from 1965 to 2000, using the call sign WHB29.

Clement earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Alaska Pacific University and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. She enjoys the tradition of harvesting and processing fish, shellfish, and berries with her family.

“We are very excited to welcome Kristy Clement as AFDF’s Chief Executive Officer,” says the foundation’s president, Markos Scheer. “Kristy brings adept leadership and strategic planning skills, which are essential to AFDF continuing as a leader in Alaska’s seafood industry. As AFDF enters its fifth decade of supporting and building Alaska’s blue economy, Kristy’s vision will guide AFDF into the future.”

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