Mark Gleason

USI Insurance Services

Mark Gleason has testified on IUU issues for U.S. Senate hearings and is an advisor on illegal Russian crab to the US Departments of State & Commerce. His recent work has focused on bridging the gap between the seafood industry and environmental groups to find common ground. Prior to his current position, Mark was Executive Director of the Bering Sea Crabbers Association, the government affairs representative for a Seattle-based fishing company, a Sea Grant Fellow in the U.S. Senate and a commercial fisherman in Alaska, Washington, and California for 14 years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Systems, Science and Policy from California State University, Monterey Bay and his Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs.