BOARD – EXECUTIVE STAFF
Luke Fanning – Chief Executive Officer
Luke Fanning is the chief executive officer for APICDA and its subsidiaries. He is a lifelong Alaskan whose seafood industry experience began in the 1990s as a crewman on a halibut longliner and salmon seiner. He first became acquainted with APICDA in 2007 when he served as APICDA and AJV’s banker while working for Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to joining APICDA in 2017, Luke served as the vice president and regional manager for First National Bank Alaska, where he managed a region including five bank branches and a portfolio of commercial loans and deposits.
Luke has a bachelor of science from the University of Portland, an MBA from the University of Alaska Southeast and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Luke is an active member of his community and has served on the board for the Juneau Rotary Club and the Healing Hand Foundation, which provides financial assistance for beneficiaries of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium who have unmet medical needs. Luke is very passionate about the seafood industry. In his spare time, he captains Triton, a 32-foot commercial fishing vessel, gillnetting for salmon and longlining for halibut.
Laura Delgado – Chief Programs Officer
Laura Delgado is our chief programs officer and began her career with APICDA in 2002. Laura oversees a portfolio of programs including APICDA’s robust Training and Education Program. Laura grew up in Unalaska and attended college with the support of the APICDA scholarship program. Upon graduation, she began her career at APICDA and has held the positions of HR assistant, HR director, quality assurance director and operations general manager. Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Nevada Reno and a Master of Arts in consumer/industrial research from Cleveland State University.
Grant Mirick, Chief Operating Officer
Grant Mirick is the chief operating officer and oversees APICDA’s subsidiaries. Grant has been involved in the Alaska fishing and processing industries for more than 30 years with positions and activities in corporate management, production management, quality control, domestic and international seafood sales and commercial fishing. After working his way through college with fishing industry jobs in Unalaska and Kodiak, Grant moved to Kodiak full-time in the early 1980s to work for Ocean Beauty Seafoods. In 1993 he accepted a job managing the Kodiak Salmon Packers facility in Larsen Bay and worked between Seattle and the village of Larsen Bay for the next 13 years. Community outreach and joint projects with the community of Larsen Bay were some of the most memorable and rewarding parts of his job. He went to work for Snopac Products in 2007 as the director of sales and in 2010 was promoted to chief operating officer, which included overseeing operations in Dillingham and the M/V Snopac Innovator. After the sale of Snopac Products in 2013, Grant went to work for Welmar Pacific as their vice president of operations where he led the team for Alaska salmon sales.
Angel Drobnica – Director of Fisheries and Government Affairs