Governor Palin issued the following press release today:
May 9, 2007, Juneau, Alaska â€“ Governor Sarah Palin today welcomed Cora Crome to the position of Fisheries Policy Advisor to the Governor. Crome most recently worked for United Fishermen of Alaska. She also served as Executive Director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. Crome will be an advisor and coordinator on Alaska fisheries policy between the Governorâ€™s office and other state agencies, especially the Department of Fish and Game. Crome will also work with the fisheries sub-cabinet, which will include the commissioners from the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Fish and Game and representatives from Governor Palinâ€™s Washington, D.C. office. â€œCoraâ€™s extensive background at both the state and regional levels will allow her to hit the ground running,â€ said Governor Sarah Palin. â€œCora is well respected in the fishing community and will work to ensure a strong fishing industry in Alaska. I am pleased that she is joining the team.â€ Crome received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. She was instrumental in negotiating compromise between four gear groups and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for establishing herring fisheries on underutilized stocks in Southeast Alaska. Crome also drafted and negotiated passage of a medical transfer amendment to the individual fishing quota program from halibut and sablefish. â€œI’m excited about the opportunity to serve as the fisheries coordinator in the Governor’s office,â€ said Crome. â€œAlaska’s fisheries industry is incredibly diverse and I look forward to working with fishermen across the state to find ways to address their concerns.â€ Crome began her duties today, May 9, 2007.