The Alliance staff oversees the implementation of the Alliance strategy. The staff supports the Alliance Board and Global Hub in achieving shared goals by managing the daily operations, communications, event planning, fundraising and project management.

Ryan Bigelow

Project Director

A longstanding and highly engaged Alliance community member, Ryan comes to the Alliance following ten years with the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he most recently managed the Seafood Watch program, leading its communications, NGO engagement and online strategies. His experience facilitating multi-stakeholder discussions, deep knowledge of the sustainable and responsible seafood movement, and demonstrated track record of developing and implementing initiatives that both deliver results and bring constituents along, position him to be highly successful in his new role with the Alliance. 

Mariah Boyle

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Mariah Boyle leads the implementation of the Alliance’s strategic plan, aligning and accelerating the work by its members in order to achieve greater collective impact. For ten years, Mariah led the traceability and human rights work at FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy. In addition, Mariah has worked in conservation as a researcher at the Pacific Shark Research Center and a regulatory scientist at the St. John’s River Water Management District in Florida. Mariah holds a master’s degree in marine science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Meaghan Hudgins

Operations Director

Meaghan is passionate about the Conservation Alliance’s collaborative efforts to create policies that work for both fisheries and seafood retailers looking to advance their sustainable practices. She serves a key role in maintaining the operations of the Alliance with meeting and event expertise, Alliance-wide communications, and finance and operations support. Meaghan has over seven years of relevant experience in both the non-profit and corporate sectors. In her most recent role at a Chicago-based commercial law firm, she managed the attorney’s client events and sponsorship program. Prior to that position, Meaghan was the Senior Coordinator of Special Events at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Meaghan holds a degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

Laura Miller

Project Manager

Laura works to keep the Alliance community connected and engaged by leading the Alliance’s communications and community engagement efforts. Before joining the Alliance, Laura helped launch the world’s very first Fair Trade Certified seafood with the team at Fair Trade USA and also worked in Development at WWF-Canada. Her love of this spectacular planet has led her to work on-the-ground in marine conservation projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America doing scientific diving, research, and community engagement. Laura holds a Master’s degree in Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University.