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 Anna.Carpenter@alaskapollock.org.