The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has appointed Tyson Fick as its new communications director.
He replaces Laura Fleming, who moved on recently after 12 years with the state agency.
Fick is a lifelong Alaskan with a marketing degree from Washington State University, an ASMI press release says. He's been a small business owner, a legislative staffer, a chef and a flight dispatcher. Most recently, he served as legislative liaison for the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.
At ASMI, Fick will manage communications with the Alaska seafood industry, policymakers, the media and the public.
He starts work Nov. 16.