Long-time SeaShare Executive Director Jim Harmon will retire in August after 23 years leading the nonprofit delivering seafood to food banks nationwide, with seafood industry veteran Hannah Lindoff selected to fill the post.
SeaShare, a 501c3 based on Bainbridge Island, WA, announced the transition on Monday, saying that Lindoff would joint SeaShare effective April 1.
Lindoff is currently the senior director of global marketing and strategy for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), a public-private economic development partnership between the state and Alaska’s seafood industry. She uses her industry experience to guide strategy, obtain grant funds and manage special projects. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington and a master of fine arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
She noted that Harmon “leaves enormous shoes to fill, but I look forward to building on the strong foundation he’s created as we continue to enhance our efforts to get some of the best food in the world to those who need it most.”
Ramus Soerensen, president of the SeaShare board of directors, said that Harmon has for more than two decades helped to feed underserved communities and individuals nationwide with nutrient-dense seafood products.
“I wish him the best during a much-deserved retirement,” he said
SeaShare, founded in 1994, is the only U.S. nonprofit focused on seafood as a source of nutrition for food banks. To date it has distributed over 265 million servings of seafood. SeaShare works collaboratively with fishermen, processors, logistics and distribution partners, from the Alaska National Guard to private transportation firms who donate or discount their services to get portions of seafood donations all over the United States, including remote regions of Alaska. Donations include a wide variety of species, including salmon, Alaska pollock, Pacific white shrimp, rockfish, halibut, catfish and tilapia.