James Iacino, grandson of Mose Iacino, who founded Seattle Fish Co., represents the third generation of the Iacino family in the seafood business. Iacino oversees the largest seafood distribution operation in the region, including processing and distribution facilities in Denver and Kansas City, and a team that operates 24/7 to supply more than 15 million pounds of seafood annually throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Iacino has expanded the company significantly, growing distribution into the Western Slope of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico. Seattle Fish Co. operates based on a vivid vision created by Iacino in 2015. The vision defines why the company operates: to sustainably feed people to ensure the health of our communities and the planet.
Iacino is a recognized leader within the seafood industry, ushering in best practices in sustainability and responsible business. In the community, he serves on the No Kid Hungry Colorado Leadership Council, the Colorado Children’s Chorale Board of Trustees, the ACE Scholarships Board of Advisors, and as the founder and chairman of the Green & Gold Foundation, benefitting Colorado State University.
Iacino was appointed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to the second class of the Colorado Governor’s Fellowship Program, designed to help solve the state’s most challenging issues while leading opportunities for growth and innovation.