Photo of Neisha Jones, new director of people and culture at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Photo courtesy of Alaska SeaLife Center

Veteran human resources professional Neisha Jones has been chosen to serve as the first director of people and culture at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, to advance the center’s culture of equity, excellence, and accessibility.

“Jones’ expertise will really help us advance our culture of equity, excellence and belonging and help create a safe place for all to explore the wonders of Alaska’s marine ecosystems,” said Tara Riemer, president and chief executive officer of the center.

Jones is a certified professional in human resources and a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practitioner with over a decade of experience in human resources in the public nonprofit and education industries. 

Riemer said Jones’ work with national organizations is a major asset in ASLC’s efforts and advancement of organizational environmental initiatives within Alaska and beyond.

ASLC, which opened in 1998, is a nonprofit research institution and public aquarium, and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.