United Fishermen: Curry, Wallace take helm

Julianne Curry is the new executive director for the United Fishermen of Alaska.

Curry most recently worked for six years with the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. She also served on UFA’s Executive Committee as chair of subsistence for five years before taking on the committee’s public relations and membership chair.

Curry assumes her new post in Juneau on Jan. 1. She is based in the capital through the legislative session.

Mark Vinsel is the committee’s outgoing executive. According to a UFA press release, Vinsel plans to transition back to administrative work after his eight years as executive.

United Fishermen Vice President Bruce Wallace will serve as interim president after former president Arni Thomson stepped down. Thomson held the position for nearly three years.

Wallace took over his new role Monday. He will serve at least until the full board elects a new president in Feb. Paul Shadura will serve as interim vice president.

"I anticipate a smooth transition as UFA undergoes this period of change,” Wallace said in a UFA press release.

The United Fishermen of Alaska represents 35 member organizations across the state.


Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:01

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

Read more
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:01

Key Coalition rally in front of Capitol to close street Friday

The Key Coalition of Alaska will be holding a rally on the steps of the Capitol on Friday.

Read more
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:01

Photo: Mountain goats roam Nugget Falls



  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback