Shannon McDiarmid, Markets and Supply Chain Lead
Shannon is a seafood sustainability and business expert with over 10 years of experience in tackling complex and meaningful challenges in global seafood supply chains. Shannon works with international stakeholders to create transparent, aligned, transformative supply chains to create new market opportunities and value chain improvements. Shannon’s strategic and systems lens is grounded in operational expertise. Previously, Shannon was the President and Director of Safety and Sustainability at a seafood distribution company, where she was responsible for the performance and strategic plan of the company as well as all safety and sustainability programs and initiatives. Prior to that experience, Shannon worked for various environmental non-profits, including the National Ocean Economics Program and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program where she supported major retailers and food service companies in their efforts to fulfill their sustainability commitments.
Shannon is also currently working with meal kit company, Blue Apron, to stand up a new responsible seafood program and lead their sustainability initiatives and also works with the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center on derelict fishing gear research and recovery.
Shannon holds an MA in International Environmental Policy and an MBA in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.