McKinley Research Group President Susan Bell contributes to a wide array of projects including market research, infrastructure development, and community planning. She returned to the consulting firm in 2015 after serving as Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Commerce. She joined ASMI and industry members at trade events in Boston, Brussels, Beijing, Qingdao, Seoul, and Reykjavik, working to increase Alaska’s visibility in the marketplace and reduce development barriers. Her seafood industry engagement continues through McKinley Research projects including port and waterfront development. A lifelong Alaskan, Susan is an avid outdoorswoman and community volunteer.