The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers introduced Anna Carpenter as the group’s new communications and membership coordinator on July 1.

In that newly created position, Carpenter will help craft GAPP’s marketing narrative for wild Alaska pollock and be the group’s voice on social media.

“When the GAPP Board of Directors approved our ambitious Year 2 Strategic Plan at its meeting in April, they also graciously approved the second-ever full-time staff position and encouraged me to go out and recruit the best and brightest to support the GAPP mission,” said Craig Morris, GAPP’s CEO.  “Anna is just that — and will be a great addition to GAPP’s small but mighty staff and a great new member of Team Wild Alaska Pollock.”

Carpenter, who hails from South Bend, Ind., is a recent graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., where she received a B.A. in communication studies. Carpenter has a passion for nonprofit work and communications and was recently employed by Dimension Mill, a nonprofit startup based in Bloomington, Ind., where she gained experience coordinating and executing the organization’s marketing and communications efforts.

She has also served multiple roles within St. Mary’s College, gaining experience with grassroots and social media marketing as well as communications.

“I am thrilled to be joining GAPP and excited to help the organization grow during this critical time for the Wild Alaska Pollock industry,” said Carpenter. “I know I have a lot to learn about the industry and am looking forward to spending time working with our membership and determining how I can best support our members, their organizations, and the GAPP mission and vision.”

After relocating to Seattle, Carpenter assumed her duties Monday. She can be reached at [email protected].

Anna Carpenter is GAPP's new communications and membership coordinator. Photo courtesy GAPP

Anna Carpenter is GAPP's new communications and membership coordinator. Photo courtesy GAPP

Associate Editor Kirk Moore was a reporter for the Asbury Park Press for over 30 years before joining WorkBoat in 2015. He wrote several award-winning stories on marine, environmental, coastal and military issues that helped drive federal and state government policy changes. He has also been a field editor for WorkBoat’s sister publication, National Fisherman, for almost 25 years. Moore was awarded the Online News Association 2011 Knight Award for Public Service for the “Barnegat Bay Under Stress,” 2010 series that led to the New Jersey state government’s restoration plan. He lives in West Creek, N.J.

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