Sheridan joins Alaska Blue Economy Center
Tommy Sheridan has joined UAF’s Alaska Blue Economy Center as its associate director. He’ll serve concurrently as the site coordinator for the Cordova Community Innovation Hub through the Alaska Regional Collaboration for Technology Innovation and Commercialization program.
As the ARCTIC site coordinator, Sheridan is tasked to develop and strengthen relationships with prospective and established partners involved in both community energy initiatives and the local blue economy — the concept that seeks economic growth while ensuring environmental sustainability of the oceans — including fisheries and mariculture stakeholders.
With a background in fisheries and hatchery management, Sheridan brings to his job broad experience with nonprofits, public service in fisheries and private sector experience with seafood processing. Having lived in Cordova for 12 years and been highly active in local to national service, he has already successfully developed networks with local partners, such as Cordova Electric Cooperative, the Native Village of Eyak, the Prince William Sound Science Center and the City of Cordova.