Industry Veteran Greg Brown Steps Down From GSA
Greg Brown is stepping down from his position as senior VP of program integrity and strategic development at the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) to take on a new role with the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), GSA announced on Jan. 11.
Brown joined GSA, then known as the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), as Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program itegrity manager in August 2017. Brown is a well-respected industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields, including auditing and certification, quality control, food safety, supply-chain management, seafood procurement and foodservice management.
Brown has worked for NSF China, Caesars Entertainment Corp., Flying Food Group/Fresh Food Solutions, U.S. Foodservice/Monarch Foods and Darden Restaurants/GMRI Inc. He was an early supporter of GAA when the organization was in its infancy in the late 1990s, spearheading planning and fundraising for GAA’s annual GSOL (Global Shrimp Outlook for Leadership) conference, the predecessor of GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference.
Brown will be GDST’s inaugural executive director, joining the organization on Feb. 1.
“Greg has meant a lot to GSA over the years and has overseen program integrity at the BAP certification program at a time of tremendous growth. We owe a lot to Greg. We wish him the best and look forward to working with him at GDST,” said GSA CEO Brian Perkins.
About Global Seafood Alliance
The Global Seafood Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs, GSA has become the leading provider of assurances for seafood globally. The organization’s work addresses the full spectrum of responsibility, from environmental responsibility and social accountability to food safety. Established in 1997 as the Global Aquaculture Alliance, GSA is headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., USA. To learn more, visit www.globalseafood.org.