The Alaska SeaLife Center Board has welcomed six new members, each of whom will serve three-year terms beginning this year. The new cohort hails from a mix of public- and private-sector backgrounds and includes local and federal government officials and professionals from several fields.
The new members, in alphabetical order, are Kate Consenstein, owner of Rising Tide Communications; Joshua Kindred, solicitor general for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Alaska Region; Scott Meszaros, city manager for the City of Seward; Roslyn Mitchell, senior account manager for Matson Alaska; Brian Pinkston, president of Bright Road Wealth Management; and Darryl Schaefermeyer, former SeaLife Center general manager.
The members join a 27-person board already staffed by state and local heavy hitters. Alaska’s oil and gas industry sends several high-level executives to the board, including Alyeska Pipeline Service Company President Thomas Barrett and BP Alaska Vice President Wendy Lindskoog, who currently serves as the board chairperson.
Representatives from government include state Sen. Peter Micciche, who represents the Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska State Senate, as well as the incoming Scott Meszaros, who occupies a standing seat for a delegate from the City of Seward, which owns the SeaLife Center building.