ASMI Leader Signs to Pursue Graduate Studies

Alexa Tonkovich, who has served as executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) since 2015, is resigning from the post to pursue graduate studies in international business.

ASMI board chairman Jack Schultheis, general manager of Kwik’Pak Fisheries, made the announcement on Nov. 9. He said that Tonkovich would stay on through mid-December to help the board recruit candidates for her replacement and to provide for a smooth transition period.

Schultheis said that Tonkovich’s dedication to the Alaska seafood industry has been unparalleled. “While she will be missed, we also support her decision and wish her the very best in what is sure to be a very bright future,” he said.

ASMI’s board will meet on Nov. 19 to discuss appointing an interim executive director and to draft a notice to recruit a replacement. Additional information regarding the position will be posted online at