GSI Elects Two Industry Experts to Board of Directors; Eric Buckner and Michael Colby Excited by Possibilities

nysfe | January 11, 2017 | Seafood News

Eric Buckner, Sysco Corporation

METAIRIE, La. —The Gulf Seafood Institute, a non-profit advocacy group for the Gulf of Mexico’s seafood supply chain, added two new board members this month to help guide policy and resource efforts through 2018.

Eric Buckner, Senior Director of the Seafood Category for Sysco Corporation based in Houston, TX, and Michael Colby, founding GSI member and charter boat captain based in Clearwater, Florida, were both elected by unanimous vote. Harlon Pearce, GSI’s board president, welcomed the additions.

“Through the voices and experiences of our newest directors, we’re certain that seafood harvesters, suppliers, buyers, consumers and partners will know GSI is hard at work for them,” Pearce said. “We’re grateful for their service, interest and dedication to the seafood community, and we’re excited to add them to our board.”

Eric Buckner, Sysco Corporation

Mr. Buckner has spent more than 25 years in all aspects of the food service business from chef owner/operator of restaurants to food service distribution. He is an Auburn University graduate in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a culinary background sharpened along the Alabama Gulf Coast. He joined Sysco in 2004 and progressed to Vice President of Merchandising for Sysco Corporation’s Gulf Coast operations, before joining the corporate office in February 2013. …read more

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