The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced that Michael Berto, an executive at Walmart US, has been appointed as a new member of its Board of Directors. His addition brings to seven the number of new members that the nonprofit organization has added to its Board of Directors over the past three years.
"We're delighted that Michael has agreed to join our board of directors", said GSA CEO, Brian Perkins. "Michael brings a lot of experience in retail protein, and Walmart has been a longtime supporter of our nonprofit organization and our Best Aquaculture Practices certification program. His contributions to the board will be invaluable", he added.
Berto has been with Walmart for more than six years, where he has held various roles in the meat department, managing several protein categories. As said, he is currently the merchandising director for frozen seafood at Walmart US. The new member of the GSA Board of Directors is a graduate of Texas A&M University with degrees in animal science and meat science.
The Global Seafood Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy, and third-party assurances. From environmental responsibility and social accountability to food safety, its work addresses the full spectrum of responsibility. The organization has become the leading provider of assurances for seafood globally through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs. Established in 1997 as the Global Aquaculture Alliance, GSA is headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., USA.