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Executive Board

Loretta Battaglia
Loretta Battaglia, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University
Max Finlayson
Immediate Past President
Max Finlayson, Ph.D.
Charles Stuart University 
Leandra Cleveland
Secretary General
Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Lori Sutter
Lori Sutter, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
Gregory Noe
President Elect
Gregory Noe, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey 

Chapter Presidents

Alaska Emily Creely 
Asia Wei-Ta Fang, Ph.D.
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University
Canada TBD 

Central Tim Forbes, PWS 
China Xianguo Lyu
Chinese Academy of Sciences - Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology
Europe Matthew Simpson, PWS
35percent Ltd.
International Ian Bredin, Msc; Pr.Sci.Net 
Institute of Natural Resources 


Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Autonomous University of Queretaro 
Mid-Atlantic Jennifer Slacum
New England Dwight Dunk, LPD, PWS 
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
North Central Christina Hargiss, Ph.D. 
North Dakota State University
Oceania Phil Papas 
Arthur Rylah Institute
Pacific Northwest Josh Wozniak 
Rocky Mountain Ryan Hammons, PWS  
HDR, Inc. 
South Atlantic Brian Benscoter, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University 
South Central Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.
West Richard Beck, PWS, CPESC, CEP
Michael Baker International 

Section Chairs

Biogeochemistry Lisa Chambers, Ph.D.
Education Derek Faust, Ph.D.
Clover Park Technical College 
Global Change Ecology Wei Wu, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi
Peatlands Bin Xu, Ph.D.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Center for Boreal Research
Public Policy and Regulation John Lowenthal, PWS
Ramsar Nicholas Davidson
Nick Davidson Environmental
Student  David Riera 
Florida International University
Wetland Restoration Andy Herb
Wildlife Andy Nyman, Ph.D. 
Louisiana State University 
Women in Wetlands Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Ph.D.
University of Florida 


Awards Siobhan Fennessy, Ph.D.
Kenyon College   
Education & Outreach  Jeffrey Matthews, Ph.D. 
University of Illinois 
Human Diversity

Kwanza Johnson 
IBSS/NOAA Fisheries 

Jacoby Carter, Ph.D. 

Meetings Yvonne Vallette, PWS 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Membership Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Publications Keith Edwards
University of South Bohemia
Ways and Means Lori Sutter, Ph.D.
University of Georgia 
Wetlands of Distinction

Roy Messaros, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bill Morgante
Maryland Board Of Public Works 

Steffanie Munguia
Florida International University

Jason Smith, PWS
Hanover Engineering Associates


PCP Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.

(non-voting position)

Marinus Otte, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University

Wetland Science & Practice
(non-voting position)

Ralph Tiner, PWS Emeritus

(non-voting position)

Jill Aspinwall 
State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
(non-voting position)
Dennis Whigham, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center