Our Board


In 1984, the State of Louisiana created the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board to support Louisiana’s world-class commercial fisheries industry and respond to changes in the marketplace and in the environment. The Board is composed of members appointed by the lieutenant governor representing all of the different sectors of the industry.

2018 Board

  • Kristen Baumer, Chairman, American Shrimp Processors Association
  • Chalin Delaune, Crab Task Force
  • Pete Tortorich, Past Chairman, Louisiana Retailer's Association
  • Sal Sunseri, Past Board Chair, Oyster Dealers and Growers Association
  • Troy Parria, Secretary/Treasurer, Louisiana Shrimp Association
  • Larry Avery, Seafood Processor
  • Barry Toups, Crawfish Industry
  • John Paul Reason, Wild Catfish Industry
  • Chef Brian Landry, Marketing Representative
  • Jakov Jurisic, Oyster Task Force
  • Acy Cooper, Jr., Commercial Saltwater Finfish
  • Chef Peter Sclafani, Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Dexter Guillory, Alligator Industry



  • Jordan G. Buras, Assistant Executive Director
  • Anna Marie Cahill, Administrative Assistant

The buttons below offer access to recorded minutes from recent board meetings and public notices relevant to Louisiana Seafood.