Jeff Loder, Executive Director & Chief Negotiator

Jeff Mercer, Senior Financial Officer

Renae Butler, Manager of Collective Bargaining

Renae manages the collective bargaining files and sustainability files such as MSC and FIP for the Association. She also assists in research and public policy, among other areas. Upon graduating from the Marine Institute’s Joint Diploma/Bachelor of Technology program in Food Technology in 2015, she worked in Quality Assurance in a local bakery before taking a Production Supervisor position in a Thunder Bay, Ontario distillery. From there, she moved on to Plant/QA Manager of a freshwater fish plant before returning to St. John’s to work with ASP in November 2018. Renae is undertaking her Masters in Marine Studies: Fisheries Resource Management through the Marine Institute.

Sherry Day, Executive Assistant

Sherry is responsible for many of the duties associated with running an efficient office, including Board meetings and General Membership meetings, preparing for collective bargaining negotiations, accounting, general office administration and running the grading programme.  Sherry graduated with honours from Bishop’s College and subsequently obtained a diploma in Business Administration/Secretarial Studies from the NL Career Academy. She worked for 17 years with Sun Life Financial, working her way up from receptionist to Branch Management Secretary and Branch Technology Specialist, while also obtaining her FLMI degree (Fellowship of the Life Management Institute). Sherry then went on to work at the St. John’s Port Authority and started with ASP in April 2004 as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.