Senior Communications Manager
Cory Gunkel is the senior communications manager for Oceana’s illegal fishing and transparency and offshore drilling campaigns.
Cory was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his professional career as a general assignment reporter, covering everything from city council meetings to community events, before shifting into sports journalism full-time. Shortly after moving to D.C. in 2017, Cory transitioned to the nonprofit communications space, where he worked as a communications professional for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Before joining Oceana, he served as senior communications specialist for American Humane. When he’s not working, Cory enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors with his wife Karen, and visiting D.C.’s vast array of museums. He is an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and finding a stray onion ring in his order of French fries.