staff

Staff


Rob Kramer

President

Prior to coming to Wild Oceans, Rob Kramer was the President of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for nearly 15 years.  He began his appointment with IGFA in October 2002 and was responsible for managing the 60,000 square foot IGFA headquarters in South Florida, overseeing all IGFA programs, and promoting gamefish conservation and research around the world.  Before joining IGFA, Rob spent seven years working in state government for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Marine Fisheries.  Rob is also the founder of Fish Florida, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing responsible fishing opportunities and conservation information to Florida’s citizens. See I Am Wild Oceans.


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Pam Lyons Gromen

Executive Director

Pam joined the Wild Oceans staff in 2005 after 14 years in the public aquarium field. Serving as an advocate and policy analyst for Wild Oceans, Pam has authored numerous recommendations on fishery management actions and regularly participates in meetings. Through her 2006 report, Taking the Bait: Are America’s Fisheries Out-competing Predators for their Prey?, Pam launched Wild Ocean’s program to protect the prey base. She currently is the Chair of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Shad & River Herring Advisory Panel (AP) and serves on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning AP, River Herring and Shad AP, and Mackerel, Squid & Butterfish AP. She is also the editor of the Wild Oceans Horizon, our member newsletter. Pam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science from Jacksonville University and a Certificate in Middle Childhood Science Education from Western Governors University.  See I Am Wild Oceans.


Theresa

Theresa Labriola

Pacific Fisheries Program Director

Theresa has a strong advocacy background, pursuing legal and grassroots solutions to environmental pollution and the over-exploitation of our natural resources. Theresa has worked as a fisheries advocate in the northeast, building successful campaigns to restore our oceans by protecting forage fish like menhaden and herring. As an environmental litigator, she prosecuted lawsuits against some of the most egregious polluters of our airand water, including those who illegally released millions of pounds of pollutants from oil refineries into our air, discharged excess metals from coal plants into our water, and failed to properly treat municipal stormwater and sewage. Theresa received her law degree from Vermont Law School. While there, she edited the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, published several editorials on genetically modified salmon and toxics in fish. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Ecology from Cornell University.  See I Am Wild Oceans.