Alaska SeaLife Center announces new Board Members, Officers

    ASLC Board of Directors photo courtesy of ASLC. Full caption in article.

    Seward, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors in 2022.

    The Alaska SeaLife Center opened in 1998 and operates as a non-profit research institution and public aquarium in Seward.

    Each of these members will serve a three-year term.

    The Board has also elected new officers: Josie Hickel as Chair, Rachel Bunnell as Vice Chair, and Brian Pinkston as Treasurer, with Darryl Schafermeyer continuing as Secretary.

    Officers serve in these positions for two years.

    Mark Burgess is President and CEO of Credit Union 1 in Anchorage.

    Dylan Faber is the Alaska Government and Community Affairs Manager for Matson.

    Kenneth McCoy is the North Division of Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer for Providence.

    Nicole Lawrence is the owner and broker of Seward Properties.

    "I'm thrilled we have such strong leaders stepping into this group as it amplifies the depth of experience, skill, and community engagement of the Alaska SeaLife Center's Board of Directors," said Outgoing Board Chair Terry Lauck.

    "I'm honored and humbled to step into the role of the Board Chair to work alongside such a dedicated, passionate, and diverse group of individuals that comprise the board and staff of the Alaska SeaLife Center. The commitment of this entire team is inspiring, and I'm proud to lead them down the path of sustainably fulfilling our mission," said Incoming Board Chair Josie Hickel.

    The main image full caption: ASLC Board of Directors: (back row, left to right) Mark Burgess, Stephen Grabacki, Dan Graham, Daniel White, Jason Charton, Tom Tougas, Robert Suydam (front row, left to right) Wendy Lindskoog, Nicole Lawrence, Janette Bower, Lu Levoy, Brian Pinkston, Josie Hickel, and Darryl Schafermeyer.

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