GAA Promotes Three Members of BAP Market Development Team
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that it has promoted three individuals on its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, who collectively have 60 years of industry experience.
Molly Jacques has been promoted to BAP director of market development operations. Previously, Jacques acted as BAP supply chain transparency manager. She has held multiple positions on the BAP market development team since joining GAA as business development manager for North America in 2011.
Chris Keller has been promoted to BAP VP of market development for the Americas. Previously, Keller acted as BAP director of market development for North America. Keller joined GAA as BAP market development manager-retail for North America in 2015. Keller came to GAA with more than 20 years of retail experience, most notably with Walmart.
Finally, Steve Hart was promoted to VP of market development for Asia, Oceania, United Kingdom and European Union. Previously, Hart was VP of market development for Asia. Hart joined GAA as VP of education and outreach in 2015. He came from the Soy Aquaculture Alliance where he had served as executive director since 2011.
Jacques, Keller and Hart effectively fill the role left by Chris Trosin, BAP senior VP of business development, who departed the organization in September to pursue a new endeavor as owner of Metro Lobster & Seafood, a Rhode Island-based wholesaler and retailer. They all report to GAA CEO Wally Stevens.
“We are delighted to be able to promote from within our organization these three incredibly talented individuals,” said Stevens. “Their experiences both within GAA and prior to joining us combined with their passion for our mission makes us proud to have them join our senior leadership team. Onward and upward!”
Added Keller: “It’s a great privilege to get this opportunity to continue to serve our great BAP endorser partners as well as those internal team members of GAA.”
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.