With a small, dedicated staff of three with nearly sixty years of combined experience in marine fish conservation, Wild Oceans maximizes its impact while minimizing overhead costs. Being small and agile in the constantly changing environment of ocean conservation is a unique advantage and allows us to tackle tough issues and seize opportunities as they arise.
Meet Our Staff
- Rob KramerPresidentClose
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.
- Pam Lyons GromenExecutive DirectorClose
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 initiated Wild Ocean’s Forage First! campaign which provided a blueprint for amending forage fish management plans to protect predator-prey relationships. 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.
- Theresa LabriolaPacific Fisheries Program DirectorClose
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 and Mid-Atlantic, 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 air and 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. She serves as a member of the Permanent Advisory Committee to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the General Advisory Committee toto the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. Theresa received her law degree from Vermont Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Ecology from Cornell University.
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