UFA names Kelley as executive administrator

United Fishermen of Alaska has announced the appointment, effective in June, of Scott Kelley as the trade association’s new executive administrator.

Kelley, the former director of commercial fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, succeeds Mark Vinsel, who is retiring from UFA after 18 years, having served in several capacities, including executive director.

UFA Executive Director Frances Leach said Kelley’s “immense knowledge of commercial fisheries in Alaska is well-respected and his relationship with commercial fishermen is extremely valuable. We are very lucky to have him join our organization,” she said.

UFA serves as a statewide commercial fisheries umbrella association, representing 35 member organizations from fisheries throughout Alaska and its offshore waters.