Mary Sestric,

Vice President, Communications

As vice president, communications, Mary Sestric directs ISSF’s communications strategy and manages the organization’s varied and integrated communications products and services, from the ISSF website to ISSF blogs, articles, and multimedia presentations.

Prior to joining ISSF, Ms. Sestric was director of corporate affairs at StarKist Co., where she led the company’s government relations, issues and crisis communications, brand public relations, media relations, and consumer affairs. Prior to joining StarKist, Sestric was a member of the corporate communications team at Del Monte Foods, managing similar areas.

She began her career in communications in the Washington, D.C. area, publicizing academic and mainstream nonfiction books at the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group and, later, at the Johns Hopkins University Press. She holds a B.A. from Duquesne University in journalism and Spanish.

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