Staff Notes



We would like to recognize two of our staff members who have recently retired from AFS: Howard Williams and Juantia Flick. The two have worked a combined 27 years for American Fisheries Society, with Howard working as an Office Administrative Specialist and Juantia in the Membership section.


Howard came to AFS after working for decades as a Farm Operations Manager in Poolesville, Maryland. He joined AFS in September 2007 and helped keep things running smoothly for the headquarters during his tenure here. He has archived AFS historical documents as well, going back to the formation of the Society. As a hobby, Howard helped decorate the office walls with hand-carved frames.




Juanita is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who worked in management and administrative positions in the Washington, D.C. area before joining the Membership department at AFS in November 2004. She was known as a great support to members throughout her 14 years at the headquarters. Many will remember her from her participation in the AFS Annual Meetings as well.




Both will be missed as we wish them the well in their retirements!

In Memory

We are saddened to hear about the passing of long-time staff member, Mary Frye, who worked  at AFS headquarters for 30 years before retiring in 1993.

Mary Frye passed away three days after her 95th birthday, on April 3, 2018. Originally from Nova Scotia, Ms. Frye moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the International Bank for Reconstruction and World Development from 1947 until 1955. In 1963 she started working for AFS as an Executive Assistant, during which she managed meetings and finances. Throughout her decades with AFS, she touched the lives of thousands of members. Our warmest wishes are extended to her family.