Board of Directors

Stronger America Through Seafood brings a diverse board of directors from various backgrounds. With corporate support from Cargill, Pacific Seafood, Taylor Shellfish, Pontos Aqua Advisory, Sysco, Pentair, High Liner foods, Red Lobster, Harvest Select, Woods Hole Group, and Fortune International, LLC, Harvest Select, Taylor Shellfish, InnovaSea, Beaver Street Fisheries/Sea Best, we have the momentum and voice to influence U.S. policymakers to enact legislation establishing a workable regulatory framework for all U.S. Aquaculture production.

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Kathryn Unger
Wayzata, MN


Vice President

Tony Dal Ponte
Pacific Seafood
Clackamas, OR



Max Holtzman
Pontos Aqua Advisory
New York, NY


Bill Dewey
Taylor Shellfish
Shelton, WA


Board Member

Eric Buckner
Houston, TX


Board Member

Horace Dawson
Red Lobster
Orlando, FL


Board Member

Bill DiMento
High Liner Foods
Portsmouth, NH

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Board Member

Michael Cigliano
Santa Monica Seafood
Santa Monica, CA

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Board Member

Jesse Mitchell
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.
Sabetha, KS

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Board Member

Todd Madsen
Blue Ocean Mariculture
Kona, HI


Board Member

Sean O'Scannlain
Fortune International, LLC
Bersenville, IL

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Randy Rhodes
Harvest Select
Northport, AL

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Bill Taylor 
Taylor Shellfish         
Shelton, WA 

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Board Member

Omar Alfi
Pacifico Aquaculture
San Diego, CA


Board Member

David Kelly
Boston, MA


Board Member

Mark Frisch
Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. | Sea Best Corp
Jacksonville, FL




Campaign Manager


For over fifteen years, Margaret Henderson has been influencing policymakers in Washington, D.C. and around the country, first as a Congressional staff member and now as a political consultant focusing on issues impacting our oceans, marine fisheries and the commercial fishing community across the country.

Since 2005, Margaret has been a leading federal advocate on behalf of the Gulf Coast and national seafood communities, serving as Vice President, Government Relations for the National Fisheries Institute (2005 – 2009) and as Executive Director of the Gulf Seafood Institute (2013-2017), a trade association representing the entire Gulf of Mexico seafood supply chain, including fishermen, processors, distributors, restaurants and their customers.

Margaret provides public affairs consulting for a diverse suite of clients, including Cargill, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Gulf Oyster Industry Council, the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association, the Friends of the Fishermen Foundation, the Argos Alliance and CLS America, Inc., a global leader in satellite data communications. In 2018, Margaret assumed the role of Campaign Manager for Stronger America Through Seafood, Inc., an issue campaign promoting federal policies favorable to increased domestic production of all seafood.    Learn More


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Policy Associate, Henderson Strategies, INC.

Sarah Brenholt brings a diverse portfolio of experience to the Stronger America Through Seafood Campaign.  She began her career as an office manager for a political campaign, after the campaign ended Sarah moved to the private sector and worked her way up the corporate ladder at Graebel Companies, Inc. in their management trainee program.  A career change to higher education at the University of Denver allowed her to hone her skills in regulation compliance, research ethics and administrative work.  All of which have proven to be vital assets to the coalition.  Sarah’s unique ability to work in fast paced, time-critical environments allow her natural problem-solving abilities to thrive.  Her communication skills and political savvy are proven to be invaluable to getting the job the done.  Whether it is taking a deep dive into a policy issue, research and writing a one-pager, or scheduling and leading meetings on Capitol Hill, Sarah approaches every opportunity with the same attention to detail and enthusiasm.