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Executive Board

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Beth Middleton, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
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President Elect
Max Finlayson
Charles Sturt University
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Immediate Past President
Arnold van der
Valk, Ph.D., PWS
Iowa State University
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Secretary General
Leandra Cleveland, PWS
HDR Engineering, Inc.
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Lori Sutter, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

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 Christopher Thomas, PWS
Thomas Native Sciences LLC
China Xianguo Lyu
Chinese Academy of Sciences - Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology
Europe Matthew Simpson, PWS
WWT Consulting

Fred Ellery, Ph.D.
Rhodes University

Luisa Ricaurte, Ph.D. 

Mid-Atlantic Emily Brooks Dolbin
McCormick Taylor, Inc. 
New England Dwight Dunk, LPD, PWS 
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
North Central Julie Nieset
Illinois Natural History Survey
Oceania Neil Saintilan
Macquarie University
Pacific Northwest Lizbeth Seebacher, Ph.D., PWS
Washington State Department of Ecology
Rocky Mountain Heather Houston
Western Ecological Resource
South Atlantic Douglas DeBerry, Ph.D.; PWS; PWD
VHB, Inc.
South Central Scott Jecker, PWS
Whitenton Group Inc.
West Richard Beck, PWS, CPESC, CEP
Michael Baker International 

Section Chairs

Biogeochemistry Todd Osborne, Ph.D. 
University of Florida
Education Derek Faust, Ph.D.
Global Change Ecology Elizabeth Watson
Drexel University

Julie Talbot
Université de Montréal

Public Policy and Regulation John Lowenthal, PWS
Ramsar Nicholas Davidson
Nick Davidson Environmental
Wetland Restoration Andy Herb
Wildlife Luke Eggering 
Women in Wetlands Ariana Sutton-Grier, Ph.D.
The Nature Conservancy 


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 Julia Cherry, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
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
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




Managing Director
Michelle Czosek
Associate Managing Director
Jen Brydges
Meetings Manager
Amanda Safa 
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Meetings Technology
Emily Viles
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Communications and Design
Kristin McGuine
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Suzanna Hogendorn