SOLitude Team Members Serve in Volunteer Leadership Roles
September 17th, 2018
SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, is proud to recognize several team members for their new or recurring volunteer leadership roles within many industry organizations. SOLitude employs some of the most experienced and well-connected professionals in the aquatics industry who share the same goal of making water a more healthy and beautiful part of our world through sustainable lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management.
Kevin Tucker, CEO Board of Directors for the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation Kevin Tucker is a board member for the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF). He also helped establish the Society of Lake Management Professionals (SLMP) and continues his tenure as a sustaining board member. SLMP’s mission is to foster an appreciation for and enhance the management of ponds and lakes, managed by for-profit companies, with particular concern for the aesthetic and recreational uses and stewardship of such waters. Tucker is a member of numerous associations dedicated to the improvement of water resources, including North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE). Likewise, he is a recipient of SePRO Corporation’s prestigious as Steward of Water award.
Marc Bellaud, President Board of Directors for the Aquatic Plant Management SocietyMarc Bellaud has more than 20 years of experience in lake, pond and wetland management, and has been actively involved in advancing the science of the aquatics industry. He now serves as Director of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS). Previously, he was the President and Director of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS) and has remained involved with the organization since it was initially founded in 1999. Bellaud also served as a Director of the New York State Aquatic Managers Association (NYSAMA). In addition, he was a contributing author and co-editor for the third edition of the BMP Manual by the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation (AERF).
Glenn Sullivan, Certified Lake Manager Director of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management SocietyGlenn Sullivan is a Director of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS), where he has served on the Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 1999. His previous roles include President, Treasurer and Editor. He’s also President of the New York State Aquatic Managers Association (NYSAMA). Sullivan, an Environmental Scientist and Certified Lake Manager, entered the aquatics field in 1993. In 2015, Sullivan was named Preferred Applicator of the Year by SePRO Corporation. He is also the recipient of the multiple awards recognizing environmental stewardship, best management practices and sustainable leadership. Prior to joining SOLitude, he was president of Allied Biological in New Jersey.
Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist Secretary & Communications Director for Women of AquaticsShannon Junior serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Communications Director for Women of Aquatics (WOA), an organization founded to promote and support women in the lake and pond management industry through professional advancement, continuing education opportunities and peer mentorship programs. Junior has worked in the lake and pond management industry since 2000. In 2013, she received the SePRO Applicator of the Year Award, which recognizes an individual who shows leadership in advancing the science of aquatic plant management.
Will Stevenson, Director of IntegrationTreasurer of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management SocietyWilliam Stevenson is the current Treasurer and President-elect of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS). Before joining SOLitude, Stevenson was the owner and president of Lycott Environmental based in Massachusetts. He also serves on the advisory boards of Massachusetts Audubon and the Nashua River Watershed Association, which manage several thousand acres of forest and recreation lands in New England. Stevenson has a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, as well as his Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College.
Chris Doyle, Director of Biology Editor for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management SocietyChris Doyle has more than 20 years of experience in the lake management industry and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Editor for Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS). Doyle is also a Certified Lake Manager through the North American Lake Management Society certification program and leads SOLitude’s Water Quality Program. Additionally, he sits on the aquatic plant technical advisory board for the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team (NJISST) and is an active partner with the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM).
Bob Schindler, Aquatic Biologist Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Lake Management SocietyBob Schindler is a two-time president and current regional director of the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS), through which he coordinates educational opportunities and annual conferences. He also helps PALMS administer a grant program through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program. Schindler has served on the PALMS board since 2009. He has been recognized as a Preferred Applicator by SePRO Corporation and is experienced in the management of rare invasive species.
Bill Kurth, Director of Lake Management Board of Directors for the Florida Aquatic Plant Management SocietyBill Kurth has served for three years on the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society’s (FAPMS) Board of Directors. He has more than 34 years of extensive experience in lake, pond and wetland management. Throughout his career, Kurth has maintained membership with the North American Lake Management Society and served on the Advisory board for SePRO. He is also the recipient of many industry awards, including those recognizing Best Management Practices, Sustainability, and Applicator of the Year. Bill was also named Outstanding Business Partner by the Bonita Bay Group.
David Beasley, Director of Fisheries Board Member & Editor for the Society of Lake Management ProfessionalsDavid Beasley is a founding member and current Editor for the Society of Lake Management Professionals (SLMP). An industry expert in the realm of fisheries management, Beasley is a published author, a regular contributor to leading fisheries magazines and was named a Preferred Applicator by SePRO Corporation. Prior to joining SOLitude, Beasley served as Fisheries Manager for a private fish and game preserve in upstate New York. The property consists of 450 acres of water, broken down into 4 lakes, 60 ponds and an indoor culturing facility.
Derek Johnson, Lake Management Scientist North American Lake Management SocietyDerek Johnson currently serves on the North American Lake Management Society’s (NALMS) Professional Certification Committee, which is the voting body that recognizes and certifies experts within the aquatics industry. Johnson has a Master of Science degree in Lake Management from SUNY Oneonta. He was the first graduate, internationally, with a degree specifically in lake management.
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