Her promotion was announced by Richard Riggs, who served as CEO of Silver Bay since its inception in 2007, and Troy Denkinger, co-founder and president since 2012. Both will remain active in the company as managing partners.
Riggs will continue to oversee all sales and related activities, while Denkinger will focus on the overall fishermen experience throughout the organization, the company announced. Denkinger and Riggs will also remain on the company’s board of directors, with a focus on strategic direction, vision and growth. Denkinger will act as chairman of the board.
“This internal promotion/transition is yet another strategic growth initiative for Silver Bay,” Riggs said. “Cora has a proven track record, both as an Alaska fisherman and seafood executive, and under her leadership Silver Bay will continue to promote the values of the company in the quest to build a world class seafood company.”
“Silver Bay has always prioritized finding the best team to serve our fishermen, and Cora’s skills and experience in fisheries management, policy and business make her uniquely qualified to lead our company,” Denkinger noted.
Silver Bay was founded 12 years ago with a focus on vertical integration of the Alaska salmon fleets to produce high quality salmon products for reprocessing and distribution. The company has processing and freezing facilities throughout Alaska, operating in Sitka, Craig, Valdez, Bristol Bay, Metlakatla and, starting this year, in False Pass. Silver Bay is also active in the California Loligo squid fishery.