United Fishermen of Alaska announce executive committee changes

The United Fishermen of Alaska announced changes to its executive committee on Tuesday.

On the UFA executive committee, Megan O’Neil of Petersburg Vessel Owners Association replaces Kathy Hansen as Statewide Chair. Hansen will continue to serve on the EC, replacing Ian Pitzman of UCIDA in the at-large executive committee seat. Megan was formerly UFA’s PR & membership committee chair. Bob Thorstenson of Southeast Alaska Seiners rejoins the UFA EC as PR & membership chair. Zach Hill joins the UFA EC as co-chair of Administrative committee, serving along with Bob Kehoe.longtime EC member Duncan Fields who is stepping down as Admin Co-Chair after fourteen years continuous service on the UFA EC as UFA Secretary or Admin chair. 
 
Longtime EC member Duncan Fields is stepping down as admin co-chair after fourteen years continuous service on the UFA EC as UFA Secretary or Admin chair. 
 
UFA’s officers remain unchanged as Jerry McCune will continue to serve as UFA president, joined by Matt Alward as vice president and Chad See as secretary. 
 
A full list of the UFA executive committee after this year’s changes can be found online.

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