Former Alaska ADF&G Commissioner Joins Nome-Based CDQ Group

Siu Alaska Corp., the for-profit arm of the Norton Sound
Economic Development Corp. in Nome, Alaska, has hired former Alaska Fish and
Game Commissioner Cora Campbell to be its new chief executive officer,
effective Feb. 1.
Campbell will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of
John Eckels, who has served in that capacity since Siu began doing business six
years ago.
Born and raised in Petersburg, Alaska, Campbell now resides
in Anchorage, and will work at Siu’s office there, first becoming familiar with
Siu’s investments and partners and then helping to lead the company in its
future endeavors, Siu officials said. Siu is invested in six commercial fishing
ventures in the Bering Sea, and is under the direction of a seven-member board.
Through her time served on the North Pacific Fishery
Management Council, Campbell became familiar with NSEDC and the community
development quota program.
Siu board chairman Don Stiles said Campbell’s experience
with the state of Alaska offered her familiarity with the CDQ program and the
communities of the Norton Sound region.
Siu Alaska investments include crab, halibut, Pacific cod,
black cod and assorted flatfish fisheries. The company also formed Bering
Select LLC, the first commercial fish oil production facility in the world that
produces oil from Alaska cod.

NSEDC represents 15 member communities and over 8,700 people
in the Bering Strait region of Northwest Alaska. It is one of six community
development quota entities in the state. More information is at