KRSA Board wishes former executive director well in his new role, search underway for new director

SOLDOTNA, AK (February 7, 2019) – Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Executive Director Ricky Gease has accepted a position with the State of Alaska as the Director of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Ricky’s last day as KRSA executive director is February 8, 2019.

During his fifteen years as KRSA’s executive director, Ricky helped lead the organization’s mission of fish conservation, habitat protection, education and advocacy for sound fish policies impacting fisheries in Cook Inlet and elsewhere in Alaska. Additionally, Ricky was instrumental to the success of numerous Kenai River Classic events where round table discussions helped inform decision makers and the public on policies to improve state and federal fisheries management. As executive director, Ricky helped establish KRSA as the leading sportfishing organization in the state.

KRSA’s Board of Directors thank Ricky for his service and wish him well in his new position. The Board of Directors will be considering candidates to fill the executive director role through February 2019. More information can be found at

About KRSA:

KRSA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit fishery-conservation organization of Alaskans that works to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of fish resources in the Kenai River and elsewhere in Alaska, through education and advocacy of sport and personal-use fisheries and the promotion of science-based fish management.

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