Alexa Tonkovich has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), a member since its inception of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance. Ms. Tonkovich was formerly International Director for ASMI, during which time she oversaw ASMI’s overseas marketing programs in nearly 21 countries with an $8 million dollar budget.
She helped develop markets for exports of Alaska seafood, which accounted for roughly 70% of the value of Alaska seafood harvested last year. She was instrumental in developing new markets for Alaska Seafood in Brazil, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
Tonkovich has a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in East Asian Studies and lives in Juneau, Alaska.