The sudden replacement of Dennis Guhlke as chief executive of Icicle Seafoods Inc. creates a vacancy on the board of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
The seat is reserved for a larger processor representative, and the governor makes ASMI board appointments.
It'll be interesting to see if Icicle's new president, Amy Humphreys, is named to the ASMI board, or perhaps someone else from the company.
In any event, it could be a short gig, as Guhlke's term on the seven-member board was due to expire June 30.
Gov. Sean Parnell appointed Guhlke to the board in August 2010.
Presumably, ASMI would like to have the new board member in place as soon as possible. The board has big meetings coming up on March 10 at the International Boston Seafood Show, and on May 8-9 in Anchorage.