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National Fisheries Institute welcomes new media & communications manager 

March 15, 2024  By Hatchery International staff

Kayla Bennett

National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has a new media & communications manager, Kayla Bennett.

Bennett is a graduate of Ohio University and was a marketing and communications fellow at The Texas Tribune in Austin and an Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Reporting fellow for the USA Today Network in Columbus.

“I’m excited to be returning to NFI,” said Bennett. “These days, working on advocacy communications in the nation’s capital is an exciting challenge and I’m eager to help ensure NFI’s members get their message out.”

Bennett will also produce multimedia projects, anchor the weekly Inside NFI video/newsletter, and join Richard Barry as the new co-host of the SoFISHticated podcast.


Lisa Wallenda Picard, NFI president and CEO said the NFI is happy to welcome Bennett. “We think of communications as a core competency around here but one that’s always evolving. Having a fresh set of eyes on what we’ve been doing and what we might do in the future makes a strong team even stronger,” Picard said.

In addition to being the primary video and audio producer who helps craft the association’s social media strategy and develops editorial content, the media and communications manager collaborates with global communication stakeholders and partners across the seafood community. 

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