Richard Stavis serves as Chief Sustainability Officer at Stavis Seafoods. He is a supporting donor and active member of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, which is focused on educating the public about the health benefits of seafood. He also currently serves on the board of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and serves as a board member on its Better Seafood Board and on its Sustainable Crab Council, an importer's group dedicated to promoting sustainable fishing practices for the crab fisheries in Southeast Asia. As an industry thought leader, Richard is quoted in the media and asked to speak at trade shows across the world, including recent features on PBS, CNBC, Seafood Business and Undercurrent News, as well as serving as a former columnist for Wild Catch Magazine.
An industry activist, Richard is often asked to represent the seafood industry on Capitol Hill as well as at the Massachusetts State House. He has been asked to speak to the EPA, the USDC Inspector General, and NOAA on a number of industry issues. He has actively supported fishermen rights and is involved in fisheries improvement projects (FIPs) around the world. He worked with local leaders to support the Bristol Bay Fisheries fight against a mining proposal that eventually led to the EPA stopping the project. He is also on the board of SeaPact, which is a group of seafood companies working to develop FIPs that will protect the future of seafood.
Richard is also active in the local community. He is a former Member of the Board of Overseers of Children's Hospital, Boston and former President and current Board Member of the Boston Marine Park Business Association, where he served as an influential part of the revitalization of Boston's Seaport District. He is also a Board Member of the Boston Fisheries Foundation, which hosts the annual Boston Seafood Festival, created the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame and is focused on supporting local commercial fishing and Boston-area fishermen.3690
Mary Fleming serves as the Treasurer and CFO of Stavis Seafoods. She is responsible for overseeing the financial matters of Stavis Seafoods, including budgeting and cost control, financial analysis and financial statement preparation, international business transactions, legal, bank and lease negotiations and special projects. She also oversees the finance, accounting, credit and information technology divisions of the company.
Mary’s career at Stavis began in 1984, in the accounting office. Mary started at the bottom of the ladder and worked her way up learning multiple tasks in the importing, accounting and sales departments. After getting her MBA, Mary returned to Stavis in 1988 to manage the accounting office. In 1993, Mary took over as Sales Manager and remained in that position until late 2002. She was then promoted to the newly created position of CFO. She also served as part of the Sales Management Team from 2010 to 2013.
Mary graduated from Brown University with a BA in psychology in 1982, and from Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1988. She is actively involved in a number of charities including Birthday Wishes, Ramapo for Children and Walk for Hunger. She also serves as a Member of the CFO Roundtable and was named a Woman of Influence in the Food Industry by The Griffin Report.Treasurer and CFO3691