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Hudgins to head Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions

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Meaghan Hudgins, the new executive director for the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions has appointed longtime employee, Meaghan Hudgins, as the organisation’s new executive director.

Previously serving the as senior director of operations and development, Hudgins has been part of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions team for nearly a decade.

The alliance connects a global community of NGOs, seafood businesses, academics, and other experts – representing over 150 organisations across 30 countries with the resources and support needed to make progress. According to the organisation, in her new role Hudgins will be responsible for identifying and capitalising on the organisation’s key strategic and organisational opportunities and support the incubation of ideas and strategies across organisations.

Hudgins brings two decades of relevant experience from the non-profit and corporate sectors working across diverse stakeholders and initiatives. She holds a degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

“The Alliance serves a unique need within the responsible seafood movement by creating community in an often disparate space,” said Hudgins in a press release. “I plan to focus on the trust, collaboration, and inspiration that grows here because, in the end, we can achieve far more together than we can on our own.”

“Meaghan has been a key figure on the Alliance team for as long as I’ve been a part of this community,” said Cecelia Blasco, alliance board chair and executive director of SmartFish AC. “She’s a tireless champion of the organization with a keen understanding of its place in the movement and a true desire to see our members succeed wildly in their efforts. We are thrilled to have her at the helm.”

Hudgins succeeds interim executive director, Shelley Feist, who assumed the role in May 2023 after the departure of Mariah Boyle.

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