Fick Replaces Flemming as ASMI Spokesperson

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Next week there will be a new public face for the agency charged with promoting Alaska’s seafood. Thirty-seven-year-old Tyson Fick will assume the job as communications director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute on Monday.

ASMI’s Executive Director Ray Riutta will be Fick’s new boss.

(ASMI 1 32 sec "He knows about quite a few … and see how he does.")

A life-long Alaskan, Fick currently works for the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development as a legislative liaison, so he’s bringing quite a few contacts with him to his new job:

(ASMI 2 18 sec "I’m really happy to be … forward to the opportunity.")

Fick lives in Juneau, so no re-location is necessary for the new job. He grew up in Eagle River, and has done quite a bit of traveling around the state – something he hopes to do more of in the future:

(ASMI 3 26 sec "Absolutely, that will … agencies involved with commerce.")

Riutta says he has confidence that Fick will do a good job, but that he does have some big shoes to fill. Fick is taking over from Laura Fleming, who left this summer after a dozen years with ASMI.

(ASMI 4 21 sec "Very big shoes to fill … we’re going to really miss her.")

At ASMI, Fick will manage communications with the seafood industry, policymakers, the media and the public.

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