Curry Takes the Helm at UFA

A former top administrator for the Petersburg Vessel Owners
Association, Julianne Curry, is the new executive director of United Fishermen
of Alaska, succeeding Mark Vinsel, who has transitioned back to an
administrative role.
UFA announced on Dec. 31 that Curry had been selected during
the UFA fall meeting in Anchorage. Curry is a longline fisheries harvester who
has worked for UFA member group Petersburg Vessel Owners Association for six
She has served on the UFA executive committee as UFA
subsistence chair for five years. Most recently she was UFA’s public
relations/membership chair.
She will be based in Juneau during the legislative session.
UFA also announced that Arni Thomson has stepped down after
nearly three years as president of UFA.
UFA Vice President Bruce Wallace was named to serve as
interim president until the full board selects a successor at their February
“UFA is a solid organization with representation throughout
the fishing industry and I am eager to see what we can accomplish in 2013,”
said Wallace, who predicted a smooth transition.