News & Updates
SFA Staff Update
On December 31, 2018, SFA will say farewell to its long-time, exceptional Executive Director Bob Jones. His legacy is extraordinary and SFA looks forward to “carrying the torch” into the new future of the Southeastern Fisheries Association.
Interim Executive Director: Laurie Stevens
Laurie has served SFA for the past 10 years on a variety of projects including producing the annual meeting. Over the past 6 months, she has served as the Transition Director, leading the Board of Directors through the various tasks and decisions following Bob’s retirement announcement. On January 1, 2019, she will assume the role as Interim Executive Director.
Regional Director: Tad Mask
Tad grew up watching his grandfather Bob Jones lead SFA as he represented the commercial fishing industry throughout the region. He worked in and managed seafood restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida during his college years and beyond. He is excited to continue the tradition of advocating for the fishermen. He will be working to connect and establish relationships with current members, government partners and seafood industry stakeholders.
SFA Membership Manager: Katy McGlynn
Katy joined SFA this summer to assist in the reorganization of the association. She brings a strong background developed through leadership roles in customer service, regulatory compliance, and business development. Katy is helping SFA establish new processes and systems for strategic strength and growth.