Shawn Stokes, Environmental Compliance Director; Trident Seafoods Corp.
Shawn Stokes has been the Regulatory Affairs Director at Trident Seafoods for six years, working to facilitate corporate and facility communication, to encourage departmental growth, and to integrate technology-based environmental management information systems into Trident's operations. He has worked in environmental compliance in various capacities for almost 30 years, starting his career by working on the operations side of wastewater treatment, spending a number of years as either an industrial or domestic wastewater operator. After gaining experience in the field, he spent 9 years in various roles in the wastewater permitting program at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. This enabled him to bring a depth of real world operations and regulatory knowledge to Trident. Currently, Shawn and his team are implementing an environmental management system that will encompass wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air, hazardous materials, industrial refrigerant, and oil storage programs at Trident's facilities in the states of Washington, Georgia, Minnesota, and Alaska, as well as Trident's fishing fleet. Shawn has experience successfully implementing and failing to successfully implement environmental management information systems while at Trident.
Shawn grew up in Southeast Alaska fishing, hunting and doing many things outdoors. He now resides near Seattle with his family.