Since November 2015, Lori Steele has served as the Executive Director of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association, a trade association that represents shore-based seafood processing companies throughout OR, WA, and CA. Prior to joining WCSPA, Lori worked for 18 years as a fishery analyst for the New England Fishery Management Council, focusing primarily on Atlantic herring, whiting, and groundfish management issues. She spent one year prior to her time with the New England Council working for the fishing industry in New England, developing a new non-profit grassroots organization for small-scale commercial fishermen. Lori’s educational background is also focused on fisheries – she holds a BS in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University. Lori currently lives in Astoria, OR, where WCSPA is based.