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Committee Application Period Now Open

The application period for ASMI Operational and Species Committees is now open. Apply for a committee now through September 30, 2022.

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Board Members

  • Allen Kimball, Chair, Trident Seafoods
  • Tomi Marsh, Vice-Chair, Harvester
  • Michael Erickson, Alaska Glacier Seafoods
  • Duncan Fields, Harvester
  • Mark Palmer, Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  • Richard Riggs, Silver Bay Seafoods
  • Jack Schultheis, Kwik’ Pak Fisheries

Ex-Officio Members

  • Kevin Meyer, Lt. Governor, State of Alaska
  • Peter Micciche, Alaska State Senate
  • Gary Stevens, Alaska State Senate
  • Lyman Hoffman, Alaska State Senate
  • Chris Tuck, Alaska State House of Representatives
  • Geran Tarr, Alaska State House of Representatives
  • Lisa Von Bargen, Senior Project Manager, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
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Committees

The ASMI Board of Directors receives guidance and input from several committees, led by industry experts in their respective fields.

The species committees (Halibut-Sablefish, Salmon, Shellfish and Whitefish) and operational committees (Communications, Domestic Marketing, International Marketing, Seafood Technical and Customer Advisory Panel) work with the agency to develop a global marketing strategy for the Alaska Seafood brand.

Committee members follow Policies and Procedures set by the ASMI Board of Directors:

Species Committees

Salmon

Chair
Nicholas Dowie
Harvester

Vice Chair
Ron Risher
OBI Seafoods

Members
Julianne Curry
Harvester & Icicle

John Daly
OBI Seafoods

Eric Jordan
Harvester

Melanie Brown
Salmon State & Harvester

Jose Montero, Jr.
Trident Seafoods

Ron Christianson
Ocean Beauty Seafoods

Michael Jackson
Harvester

Marta Heacock
Wildfish Cannery

Sandy Souter
Silver Bay Seafoods

Matt Alward
BulletProof Nets

Ex Officio
Adam Drouhard
Alaska Airlines

Halibut-Sablefish

Chair
Peggy Parker
Halibut Association of North America (HANA)

Vice Chair
William Sullivan
Kachemak Bay Seafoods

Members
Mark Callahan
Industry Member

John Jensen
Harvester

Bob Barnett
Harvester

Kendall Whitney
Seafood Producers Cooperative

Jim Hubbard
Harvester

Jessica Keplinger
Alaska Home Pack/Alaska Glacier Seafoods

Jim Lagucik
Trident Seafoods

Hank Baumgart
Icy Strait Seafoods

Whitefish

Chair
Ron Risher
OBI Seafoods

Vice Chair
Frank O’Hara III
O’Hara Corporation

Members
Rasmus Soerensen
American Seafoods

Merle Knapp
Glacier Fish Company, LLC

Julie Yeasting
Trident Seafoods

Mike Cusack
American Seafoods

Joel Peterson
Bristol Wave Seafoods

Trevor Murikami
Icicle Seafoods

Scott Sandvig
Alaskan Leader Seafoods

Ex Officio
Julia Ying
Polar Bay Foods, Inc

Ex Officio
Lydia Moore
Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers

Shellfish

Chair
James Riley
Trident Seafoods

Vice Chair
Tyson Fick
Harvester

Members
Linda Kozak
Kozak & Associates, Inc.

Jim Stone
Alaska Scallop Association

Steven Minor
Peter Pan Seafoods

Edward Poulsen
Harvester

Jeff Otness
OBI Seafoods

Operational Committees

International Marketing

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Chair
Julie Yeasting
Trident Seafoods Corp.

Vice Chair
Frank O’Hara III
O’Hara Corporation 

Members
Michael McGinley
OBI Seafoods, LLC

Bob Janzing
Icicle Seafoods, Inc.

Merle Knapp
Glacier Fish Company, LLC

Jeffrey Stephan
United Fishermen’s Marketing Assoc.

Joel Peterson
Bristol Wave Seafoods

Shigeki Okano
Silver Bay Seafoods

Phil Young
Canadian Fishing Company

Rasmus Soerensen
American Seafoods

Bob Barnett
Harvester 

George Li
Whittier Seafood 

Board Member Liaisons
Tomi Marsh

Richard Riggs

Duncan Fields

Domestic Marketing

Chair
Lilani Dunn
BBRSDA

Vice Chair
John Salle
Trident Seafoods

Members
Thea Thomas
Harvester

Larry Christensen
Harvester

Branson Spiers
Silver Bay Seafoods

Mike Cusack
American Seafoods

Kendall Whitney
Seafood Producers Cooperative

John Daly
OBI Seafoods, Inc

Ron Christianson
Ocean Beauty Seafoods

Michael De Caro
Peter Pan Seafoods Inc.

Board Member Liaisons
Mark Palmer

Michael Erickson

Communications

Chair
Pat Shanahan
Shanahan Group

Vice Chair
Cassandra Squibb
Squibb & Co.

Members
Julianne Curry
Harvester & Icicle

Jessica Hathaway
National Fisherman Magazine

Peggy Parker
HANA

Matt Carle
Sealaska Corporation

Nicole Kimball
Pacific Seafood Processors Association

Hannah Heimbuch
Harvester & Ocean Strategies

Board Member Liaison
Tomi Marsh

Customer Advisory Panel

Foodservice

Keith Brunell
Director Food & Beverage/Chef
Nordstrom

Foodservice

Peter Vasil
Category Manager, Beef & Seafood
Sysco Canada Inc.

Retail

Guy Pizutti
Category Manager
Seafood Publix

Retail

John Steinmetz
Senior Buyer Fresh Seafood
Walmart

At Large

Gregory Jeffers
Director of McDonald’s Business Unit & Seafood Procurement
Gorton’s, Inc. 

At Large

Stephanie Mitchell
Senior Manager
Sodexo

At Large

Elliott Myers
Vice President – Seafood
Whole Foods

Europe

Jens Peter Klausen
J.P. Klausen & Co. A/S

Europe

Dan Aherne
Group CEO
New England Seafood International Ltd.

Japan

Mr. Satoshi Matsumoto
Japanese Consumers Co-Operative Union

China

Mr. Gao Linming
General Manager
Everfish International Ltd./Qingdao
Yutai Import & Export Co. Ltd.

Fisheries Standard

Chair
Dr. William Smoker
Scientist, Professor Emeritus
UAF

Members
R.J. (Bob) Allain
President
Ocean IQ Management Services

Dr. Tom Pickerell
Global Tuna Director
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Suzanne Iudicello
Consultant

Eric Schwaab
Vice President, Conservation Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Wendy Norden
Science Director
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Seafood Technical

Chair
Brandii O’Reagan
Bornstein Seafoods

Vice Chair
Robert Vidal
UniSea

Members
Michael Kohan
Sitka Salmon Shares

Joe Frazier
Ocean Beauty Seafoods

Dr. Christina Mireles-DeWitt
Oregon State University

Tiffany Hanson
Silver Bay Seafoods

Joe Logan
Trident Seafoods

Hart Schwarzenbach
Peter Pan Seafoods Inc.

Cindy Luna
OBI Seafoods

Monique Moore
Wild Alaskan Company

Non-voting Members
Christopher Sannito
Alaska SeaGrant

Kimberly Stryker
State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation

Bruce Odegaard
Seafood Products Association

Board Member Liaison
Duncan Fields

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