Gardner Douglas is known as the “The Oyster Ninja” and is a professional and nationally ranked oyster shucker.
Emily De Sousa is a Portuguese-Canadian fisheries scientist and digital strategy consultant for values-based seafood businesses. She combines her scientific background in fisheries with her expertise in social marketing and digital communication to provide strategic consulting services to stakeholders in the seafood world who share her passion for sustainability.
Victoria Gutierrez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Sysco, the world’s foodservice leader. In this role, Victoria leads Sysco’s product growth strategy in the United States and works to enhance the customer experience through a full line of food products and a wide variety of non-food products to both independent and chain restaurant customers and other "away-from-home" locations such as healthcare and educational facilities.
Patty Trevino is the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Red Lobster Seafood Company.
She is responsible for leading all marketing and culinary related activities for the world’s largest casual
dining seafood restaurant company which owns and operates restaurants throughout North America.
Lauren Mathews is the Senior Development Officer for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, where she collaborates with SNP stakeholders to further build upon the organization's successes through deeper partnerships developed with corporate entities and other organizations.
Dr. Maya Maroto is a Vice President at FoodMinds and has more than 15 years of experience translating nutrition science and regulations to inform strategic communications outreach and programming.
Sandy Yi-Davis is Director of Operations for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, where she leads the efforts of maintaining and increasing the efficiency of the organization by managing overall operations and event logistical management.
Jessica Miller, RDN, CDE is the Nutrition Communications Manager for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, where she coordinates nutrition education and outreach and works to maintain SNP as the go-to resource for nutritious seafood information.
Nelson Griffin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer for Red Lobster Seafood Company. He is responsible for leading all the supply chain related activities for the world’s largest casual dining seafood restaurant company which owns and operates restaurants throughout North America.
Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His research area focuses on the role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in maintaining retinal structure, function, and health.