Seafood Veteran Steve Disko Joins GSA’s Market Development Team
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that retail seafood veteran Steve Disko is joining the organization’s market development team, representing GSA’s Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs.
Disko worked at Schnuck Markets Inc. for more than 36 years, acting as seafood category manager for the last 13 of those years. Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck is a family-owned supermarket chain with 112 stores in five U.S. states – Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. More recently, Disko was the supermarket sales director for Liberty Seafood.
“We are very excited to get an opportunity to work with Steve Disko,” said Chris Keller, GSA’s VP of Market Development for North and South America. Steve has an incredible depth of knowledge, not only with seafood but also with sustainability and responsible sourcing. This is a space that Steve has been a leader in for many years, and Steve is very well respected in the industry. This is a great opportunity for all of us.”
“On the retail side, GSA has always played a key role in sourcing as well as customer and teammate engagement. The metamorphosis to GSA is the natural progression and adds even more value,” said Disko. “I look forward to partnering with GSA and providing value to the industry.”
Disko’s title at GSA is market development-North America. He will report to Keller.
About the 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 wild and farmed 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.