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SWS members, please log in to view leadership's contact information document "SWS Full Board of Directors" under About > Governance.

Executive Board

Max Finlayson
Max Finlayson 
Charles Stuart University 
Beth Middleton
Immediate Past President
Beth Middleton, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey 
Leandra Cleveland
Secretary General
Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Lori Sutter
Lori Sutter, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
Loretta Battaglia 2015
President Elect
Loretta Battaglia, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University

Chapter Presidents

Alaska Emily Creely 
Asia Wei-Ta Fang, Ph.D.
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University
Canada Gordon Goldsborough, Ph.D.
University of Manitoba
Central Katie Astroth
Civil & Environmental Consultants
China Xianguo Lyu
Chinese Academy of Sciences - Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology
Europe Matthew Simpson, PWS
35percent Ltd.

Ian Bredin, Msc; Pr.Sci.Net 
Institute of Natural Resources 

Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Autonomous University of Queretaro 

Mid-Atlantic Jeffrey Thompson
State of Maryland Department of Environment 
New England Dwight Dunk, LPD, PWS 
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
North Central Christina Hargiss, Ph.D. 
North Dakota State University
Oceania Samantha Capon, Ph.D. 
Australian Rivers Institute Griffith University 
Pacific Northwest Lizbeth Seebacher, Ph.D., PWS
Washington State Department of Ecology
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.
Global Change Ecology Wei Wu, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi

Julie Talbot
Université de Montréal

Public Policy and Regulation John Lowenthal, PWS
Ramsar Nicholas Davidson
Nick Davidson Environmental
Student  David Riera 
Florida International University
Wetland Restoration Andy Herb
Wildlife Luke Eggering 
Women in Wetlands Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Ph.D.
University of Florida 


Awards Loretta Battaglia, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University 
Education and Outreach  
Human Diversity Alani Taylor
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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 

Jason Smith, PWS
Hanover Engineering Associates


PCP Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.
Student David Riera
Florida International University
Wetlands  Marinus Otte, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
Wetland Science & Practice Ralph Tiner, PWS Emeritus
(non-voting position)
Nicholas Davidson, Ph.D.
Nick Davidson Environmental
(non-voting position)
Dennis Whigham, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center