Emily Stavis
Owner, Shrimp Buyer, Commodity Frozen Buyer & Import Manager, Stavis Seafoods

Emily Stavis
Emily Stavis is an Owner and serves as the Shrimp Buyer, Commodity Frozen Buyer and Import Manager of Stavis Seafoods. She ensures the profitability of the company by maintaining proper inventory and stocking of numerous seafood items and working closely with sales to ensure the company meets customer's needs. In charge of all shrimp buying, a complicated and essential species for the company, she also manages the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Import Department. Her duties as Import Manager include developing lasting relationships with vendors and ensuring the legitimate and legal sourcing of seafood from more than 50 countries. She also maintains external and internal communication with employees, vendors and the FDA to expand Stavis' global sourcing capabilities and bring more seafood to the table for customers. She joined the family business in 1986, training in multiple departments including buying, accounting, operations and sales. She was promoted to the newly created Import/Export Manager position and developed the department from the ground up. She also managed the Stavis plant as the company's Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, she took on the complex role of shrimp buying. Stavis earned an International Relations Degree from the University of Delaware in 1984. She is an active volunteer for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Charities.