The marketing manager at one of Maine’s largest lobster dealerships has left that post to assume a new, chief executive position at the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association.

Annie Tselikis left Maine Coast dealership on Tuesday to take on a full-time role with the association, which advocates for lobster wholesalers and processors. She previously had worked part time for the dealers’ group, but the increasingly complex issues around trade and regulations prompted the association to create a full-time position.

“As the full-time MLDA director, Annie will bring the experience and skill set necessary to communicate and advocate on the industry’s behalf and keep MLDA members informed and engaged on a variety of complex issues,” said Tom Flanigan of Seaview Lobster in Kittery and MLDA’s vice president.

Sheila Adams will assume the marketing duties for Maine Coast, a dealership in York that employs 50 people. In 2017, the company was named to Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list, based on its revenue growth, which exceeded $55 million last year.