CVRF adds community organizing capacity with Outreach Manager Hire

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Michelle Humphrey who has joined the CVRF team as the company’s first-ever Outreach Manager. Humphrey will be coordinating CVRF’s internal and external communication efforts.
“I am excited to be joining a value-driven company that focuses on strategic, equitable, and sustainable development for Western Alaska,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey comes to CVRF from a career at Northern Economics where she served as a Staff Analyst and Project Consultant. While at Northern Economics, she used her analytical and communications skills to make complex issues accessible to a variety of audiences and aid informed decision making in the commercial fishing, transportation, and oil and gas industries.
“We are very excited to have Michelle on board,” said Angie Pinsonneault, CVRF’s Director of Business Development. “Her analytical skills, her familiarity with commercial fishing policymaking, and her extensive experience listening to stakeholders in rural Alaskan communities are a great enhancement in our communications with our communities, with the industry, and within our organization.”
In her new role, Humphrey will work to raise CVRF’s overall brand awareness and strengthen the company’s community organizing and issue-advocacy capacity. Hiring an Outreach Manager is part of a coordinated effort that also includes adding the capability to conduct regular survey research on public opinion, gather and analyze key economic information about the CDQ region, develop metrics regarding the company’s outreach efforts, and support community-based programming and customer service through the software program SmartVAN.
“CVRF has a great story to tell. I am excited to increase awareness of the company’s operations and community development programs and work with CVRF communities to facilitate organized and focused efforts to achieve public policy objectives.”
Humphrey is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in the Anchorage area. She holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Northern Arizona University and a Masters degree in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage.