Setting the course with leadership and experience
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers is dedicated to building demand for and awareness of Wild Alaska Pollock. GAPP unites the Wild Alaska Pollock industry around this common, core goal.
GAPP membership is comprised of Wild Alaska Pollock harvesters, community development quota groups, and at-sea and shore-based processors.
Akutan Catcher Vessel Assoc.
Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Assoc.
Arctic Fjord/Arctic Storm
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp.
Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Assoc.
Coastal Villages Region Fund
Glacier Fish Company
Golden Alaska Seafoods
High Seas Catchers’ Co-op
Northern Victor Fleet Cooperative
Norton Sound Economic Development Corp.
Ocean Beauty Seafoods
Peter Pan Fleet Cooperative
Unalaska Fleet Cooperative
UniSea Fleet Cooperative
Westward Fleet Cooperative
Westward Seafoods, Northern Victor Divison
GAPP associate members represent all facets of the industry.
High Liner Foods
King & Prince Seafood
Kongsberg Underwater Technology
USI Insurance Services
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Western Pioneer, Inc.
Beck Pack Systems
Girard Wood Products
International Paper Olympia
K&L Gates LLP
OSU Surimi School
Young Ocean, Inc
Zep, Inc. | AFCO
Purpose: The steering committee will be responsible for assisting GAPP with its short-term and long-term strategic planning and ensuring that the organization is meeting its stated goals. Overarchingly, the steering committee will be responsible for connecting the dots between the three GAPP committees that sit below it (Marketing, Research, Partnership), ensuring cross-functional collaboration and measuring committee and GAPP output against the set individual plans. This committee will also be instrumental in planning the long-term GAPP budget and ensuring industry alignment and support around GAPP’s mission and vision. In the long-term, the committee will work with GAPP to draft and gain alignment around a multi-year strategic plan and consideration for dues increase. View the charter here.
Read the GAPP Strategic Plan for 2023-24 here.
Staff Contact: Craig Morris, Chief Executive Officer
- Jason Martin, Golden Alaska (Chair)
- Rasmus Soerensen, American Seafoods
- Bart Lovejoy, Glacier Fish Company
- Grant Mirick, APICDA
- Jeb Towne, Global Seas
- Jake Holbrook, Gorton's
- Kent Harrison, Trident Seafoods
- Elizabeth Reed, Westward Fleet Cooperative
Purpose: To prioritize all marketing and communications projects within the assigned marketing budget, review content and materials, provide guidance and expertise to agency partners and GAPP staff about campaigns and initiatives, and ensure that such campaigns, projects, and initiatives are aligned with GAPP’s strategic plan, meet their intended objectives, and deliver against the overarching goal to increase awareness and demand for Wild Alaska Pollock. View the charter here.
Staff Contacts: Craig Morris, GAPP CEO
Jon Ochoa, Marketing & Membership Coordinator
- Analise Gonzales, Trident Seafoods (Chair)
- Bob Desautel, Global Seas
- Amy Dukes, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
- Patrick McGrath, Gorton's Seafood
- Palak Agarwal, American Seafoods
- Mike Tigani, King & Prince
- Kristy Payne, Trans-Ocean
Purpose: To guide GAPP’s data and research efforts so that GAPP continues to deepen its understanding of Wild Alaska Pollock, the fishery, its competition, the key products produced from it (both raw and finished goods), its consumers, and sales channels. The Committee will ensure that that GAPP is addressing the industry’s critical information needs, to understand consumer attitudes and perceptions to inform our collective marketing efforts and to guide the development of our analyses, reporting and research programs. View the charter here.
Sharon Ripps, Research Advisor
Ron Rogness, Director, Industry Relations, Partnerships & Fishery Analysis
- Tim Spanos, Islandsbanki (Chair)
- Doug Christensen, Arctic Storm
- Mike Campanile, Trident Seafoods
- Amin Nabli, Aquamar
- Lars Fanth, Arctic Storm
- Jason Martin, Golden Alaska
- Doug Coffman, Trans Ocean
- Lauren Hasse, Ketchum
- Dave McIntire, King & Prince
- Larry Ireland, Gorton's