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ASLC announces new board officers, members


December 8, 2016 | View PDF

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors, and announced the election of two new officers: board chair, Ryan Stuart of Law Office of Ryan A. Stuart, P.C; and vice chair, Wendy Lindskoog of Alaska Railroad Corporation. Unless specified, terms began Nov. 1, 2016.

"Our new members complement well the depth of experience, skill, and community engagement of our board of directors. We are fortunate they are joining the team, bringing with them new insights, ideas, and enthusiasm for our mission of sustaining Alaska's marine ecosystems," said newly elected Alaska SeaLife Center Board Chair Ryan Stuart.

Bridget Coughlin, Ph.D. serves as President and CEO of Shedd Aquarium. Before joining Shedd, Dr. Coughlin served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs and Adjunct Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Prior, Dr. Coughlin spent five years with the National Academy of Sciences, where she served as Managing Editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She has also led research teams funded by the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Dr. Coughlin enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three sons. Her term will extend January 2017 through October 2019.

Nicole Kimball is the Vice President of Alaska Operations for the Pacific Seafood Processors Association. She previously 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 on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Born in Ketchikan, Nicole lives in Anchorage with her husband and daughter. She will serve a three-year term on the ASLC Board of Directors.

John Moore is the Senior Advisor for Public and Government Affairs for ExxonMobil Alaska. Previously, he served in a variety of humanitarian and development roles across the Middle East, South Asia, and East Africa, where he worked with the United Nations as well as a number of non-governmental organizations. John is currently a doctoral candidate in the Australian National University's Doctorate of Diplomatic Studies Program. Originally from Virginia, John is married to Kirsten Moore. They have two sons, Alex and Zachary, and look forward to adding a dog to the family. John will serve a three-year term on the ASLC Board of Directors.

S. Bradley Moran, Ph.D. is Dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He originally hails from Canada. Before moving to Fairbanks in January 2016, he lived in Rhode Island, where he raised his daughter, Kate, and was Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island for 22 years. He also recently served for three years in the federal government in Washington D.C. Bradley will serve as one of the two University of Alaska Designees on the Board, which is an annual appointment.


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