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APICDA Chooses Fanning For CEO As Cotter Retires

Courtesy of APICDA

Luke Fanning has been named CEO of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Community Development Association.

APICDA's board of directors made the announcement last week after a six-month search for Larry Cotter's replacement.

The founding CEO is retiring at the end of the month, while Fanning transitions from his current role as APICDA's chief financial officer.

"It is an honor to be passed the torch to carry on this critical work of supporting human and economic development in our member communities by building infrastructure, stimulating commerce, and providing grants, jobs, scholarships, and workforce development opportunities,” said Fanning in an APICDA press release."

The nonprofit is a part of western Alaska's community develop quota (CDQ) program, allocating some of the region's crab, groundfish, and halibut. Its profits support development in Akutan, Atka, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, and St. George.

Before joining APICDA, Fanning worked for the First National Bank of Alaska and as a halibut and salmon fisherman.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019. We are proud to have her back in the spring of 2023 filling in as an interim reporter for KUCB.
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