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September 3, 2003
Welcome To The 28h Annual Conference On Water Management
On behalf of the Governing and Basin Board Members, and staff, of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District, I would like to welcome you to
Tampa and the 28" Annual Conference on Water Management.
The theme of this year's conference is water asset management. Our goal is to
explore the innovative approaches to balancing future water needs with the
growth that Florida continues to experience. We expect to share information on
emerging technologies, discuss policy and social issues, and address the
economic challenges in managing Florida's water resources.
We hope you will enjoy the conference and that it will be a valuable experience
for you. We hope you will delight in the beautiful setting of this hotel, and the
gracious hospitality of the City of Tampa. The District is proud to be a supporter
of The Florida Aquarium, site of tonight opening reception. Thursday night we
encourage you to attend the reception at the Ybor City State Museum where
you can savor the exciting history and culture of Ybor City.
We are pleased to have you as our guest. We look forward to participating with
you in this conference.
Thomas G. Dabney
Governing Board Chair
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Conference Information................................................................ page 3
Conference Agenda........................................................... ..... page 4
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel Layout .......................................... page 8
Transportation Schedule .............................................................. page 9
Conference Exhibitors........ .................................................... page 10
Speaker Roster.................................... .............. ..................page 11
You will receive an event pass in your registration material
listing the catered events for which you have registered. Your
event pass will be required for the receptions, the continental
breakfasts in the Exhibit Hall, and at the door for the lunches.
Name badges must be worn to all conference events.
Your badge is your admission to all non-ticketed conference
The Exhibit Hall will be set up in the foyer area of the Grand
Ballroom throughout the conference, beginning on Thursday
morning 7:00 a.m. A separate Exhibitor Directory is in your
registration material with information on each exhibitor and
the products/services they offer. All refreshment breaks will
be in the Exhibit Hall as well as the continental breakfasts on
Thursday and Friday. We invite you to visit with the exhibitors
to learn more about their role in water management and related
Conference sessions will be held in salons F-J and both
lunches will be held in salon E.
Field trips will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon to
the Tampa Bay Regional Reservoir and Desalination Plant,
the SWIM Restoration Sites, Weedon Island Preserve, the
Stormwater Management Demonstration Project at the Florida
Aquarium and aboard the DolphinQuest for an Eco-Tour of
Tampa Bay. You must be pre-registered for a field trip in order
to participate. If you have not pre-registered and want to
participate, please check at the conference registration desk to
see if any tours are still available for an additional fee of $25. A
list and description of each field study can be picked up at the
conference registration desk.
Wednesday, September 3
10:30 a.m. Registration Open
11:15 a.m. Grand Ballroom Foyer
Field Trip Check-In
11:30 a.m. Field Trips depart
DolphinQuest tour of Tampa Bay aboard The Florida Aquarium's catamaran "Bay Sprit"
Tour of Stormwater Facilities The Florida Aquarium
Tampa Bay Regional Reservoir construction site and Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant
Tour of Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Restoration Sites
Canoeing at the Weedon Island Preserve
1:30 p.m. :00 p.m.
Field Trips return
6:30p.m. 8:00p.m. Welcome Reception Florida Aquarium
Thursday, September 4
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Exhibit Area
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Salons F-J
Thomas G. Dabney, II, Govering Board Chair, SWFWMD
The Honorable Pam lorio, Mayor of Tampa
Introduction of Keynote: David L. Moore, Executive Director, SWFWMD
Adaptive Management of Water Resources
Keynote: George W. "Jerry" Sherk, D.Sc., J.D.
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon
12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.
General Session Implications of Adaptive Management
The theories and concepts of adaptive management are becoming part of the lexicon of water
resource management, but the practical experience and lessons learned about the social,
technical and economic issues are still being explored. Advances in this area will come
through dialogue across disciplinary, organizational, institutional and geographic boundaries.
The goal of this session is to contribute to that process
Moderator George W. "Jerry" Sherk, D.Sc., J.D.
Panelists: Bill Dunn, Ph.D., Water Resources Director, CH2M HILL
Gene A. Heath, P.E., Assistant Executive Director, SWFWMD
Stephen Light, Ph.D., Sustainability Science and Policy Director, Institute for
Agriculture and Trade Policy
General Session Water Infrastructure Financing Tools: Creative Alternatives
State water managers and local governments are faced with the challenge of repairing,
improving and building water infrastructure to meet the needs of our citizens. In this session,
experts from the public and private sectors will discuss cost-effective alternative financing
tools and incentives required at a time when tax dollars are scarce. Topics for discussion will
include federal and state legislation, tax law, rate structures and private activity bonds. The
related economic and social Issues will be explored.
Moderator Eugene A. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, SWFWMD
Panelists: Richard B. Norment, Executive Director, National Council for Public-Private
Roberta H. Savage, Executive Director, Association of State and Interstate Water
Pollution Control Administrators
Larry J. Scully, President, Scully Capital Services
Catherine A. Walker, P.E., Govering Board Member, SJRWMD
The Honorable Pam lorio, Mayor of Tampa
Luncheon A Community Based Approach to Groundwater Protection
Speaker Susan S. Seacrest, President, The Groundwater Foundation
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Breakout Sessions Case Studies
Participants will hear practical suggestions from those responsible for managing innovative, high profile projects those that
require new solutions in the public interest. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the problems and successes that are
part of these exciting projects.
1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
1:30p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session I Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination
This plant is a key component of Tampa Bay Water's Master Water Plan to meet the region's
needs. Among other things, this session explores the merits of the process of "Design,
Build, Operate (DBO)," "Design, Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (DBOOT)," and other project
Moderator Bobby Lue, P.E., Senior Professional Engineer SWFWMD
Panelists: Koni M. Cassini, CPA, Director Finance and Administration, Tampa Bay Water
Kenneth R. Herd, P.E., Project Manager, Tampa Bay Water
Donald E. Lindeman, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Camp Dresser and McKee
Jerry L. Maxwell, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Water
Breakout Session II Funding Agricultural Partnerships
Florida's agriculture has an impact on our state economy estimated at more than $50 billion
annually. It is important that farmers, growers and ranchers get the most production from their
lands using the least amount of resources. In order to achieve these goals, many partnerships
have developed between agriculturalists and water management districts. This session
highlights some of those success stories.
Moderator Richard J. Budell, Assistant Director, Office of Water Policy, Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Panelists: Jerry Brooks, Deputy Director, Water Resource Management, DEP
Mac Carraway, CFO, Pacific Tomato Growers
Kirk B. Webster, Deputy Executive Director, SRWMD
Breakout Session III LILA: Replicating the Everglades Landscape
The Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment Project or LILA is an important
monitoring and assessment "living laboratory" that will replicate the Everglades landscape
while providing a reliable science roadmap for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP). LILA Project partners will highlight how this innovative project brings the public face-
to-face with Everglades restoration while collecting valuable scientific information to support
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Nicolas J. Gutierrez, Jr., Esq., Chair, Governing Board, SFWMD
Dennis R. Duke, P.E., Program Manager for Ecosystem Restoration, Jacksonville
District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Musaus, Manager, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Patricia Strayer, P.E., Director, Southern District Restoration, SFWMD
General Session Water Wide Views: Clarifying Solutions
The Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Executive
Directors of the water management districts will participate in an interactive discussion
and open exchange of ideas on water management and water issues in Florida. Conference
attendees can take the opportunity to pose questions to these key water managers.
Moderator George W. "Jerry" Sherk, D.Sc., J.D.
Panelists: Douglas E. Barr, Executive Director, NWFWMD
Henry Dean, Executive Director, SFWMD
Kirby B. Green, III, Executive Director, SJRWMD
David L. Moore, Executive Director, SWFWMD
Jerry A. Scarborough, Executive Director, SRWMD
David B. Struhs, Secretary, DEP
Ybor City State Museum
Joint Reception with Florida Park Service
Optional Dinner at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City
Friday, September 5
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. -12:00 noon
12:00 noon 1:30 p.m.
General Session Implications of the 2003 Legislative Session
Legislators will provide insight into decisions made during the 2003 legislative session.
Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with the panelists and "get the scoop" on the
hot issues for the upcoming session.
Moderator Kirby B. Green, III, Executive Director, SJRWMD
Panelists: The Honorable Nancy Argenziano, The Florida Senate
The Honorable Paula Dockery, The Florida Senate
The Honorable Richard A. Machek, The Florida House of Representatives
The Honorable David D. Russell, The Florida House of Representatives
General Session The Future of Water Resource Management in Florida
How has the concept of water resources management changed over the years? What are the
new and innovative ideas that are being talked about? Is technology the well field we don't have
to build? Are there changes in store for Florida's system of water management? Participants will
have the opportunity to discuss these questions and more during this lively debate.
Moderator David L. Moore, Executive Director, SWFWMD
Panelists: Lee E. Arnold, Jr., CEO & Chairman of the Board, Colliers Arnold
Toni Riordan, Principal, J & T Professional Associates
Linda Loomis Shelley, Esq., Fowler White Boggs Banker
E. D. "Sonny" Vergara, Principal, Mainstream Companies, Inc.
Luncheon It's a Jungle Out There: Lessons from Nature on Adaptive Management
John Paling, M.A., Ph.D., The Risk Communication Institute
TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL LAYOUT
Reception at the Florida Aquarium
Wednesday, September 3
Continuous between the Marriott Hotel and the Florida
Aquarium beginning at 5:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
It is a short 10-minute walk (down Ice Palace Drive) from
the Marriott Hotel to the Florida Aquarium.
Streetcars are available every 15 minutes across from
the Marriott Hotel at Southern Transportation Plaza.
The fare is $1.25 one way.
Streetcars run until 11:00 p.m. People staying for
dinner in Ybor City after the reception are on their own
for getting back to their hotel.
Ybor City Museum State Park Reception
thursday, September 4
Departs across the street from the Marriott at 5:30 p.m.
Departs across the street from the Marriott at 5:45 p.m.
Streetcars run until 11:00 p.m.
Departs in front of the Marriott at 5:30 p.m.
Departs in front of the Marriott at 6:00 p.m.
Return to Marriott
Available every 15 minutes from Centennial Park Station
on 8th Avenue. The fare is $1.25 one way
Streetcars run until 11:00 p.m.
Leave Museum to return to Marriott at 7:00 p.m.
Leave Museum for Columbia Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.
Bus to leave Columbia and return to the Marriott
at 9:45 p.m.
To reach the Columbia, walk two blocks past Centennial
Park (on your right) to 7th Ave. Turn left and walk two
blocks to 21st St. and Columbia Restaurant.
Aerial Cartographics of America
Applied Technology & Management, Inc. (ATM)
Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc.
BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
Berryman & Henigar
CDS Technologies, Inc.
Diversified Drilling Corp.
Florida Earth Foundation
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Florida's Water Management Districts
George F. Young, Inc.
Golder Associataes, Inc.
Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Keith and Schnars, P.A.
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Matrix Information Systems, Inc.
Municipal Code Corporation
Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Pinellas County Environmental Foundation
Pinellas County Utilities
Plato Consulting, Inc.
R.H. Moore & Associates, Inc.
Southwest Florida WMD-Agriculture Partnerships
Southwest Florida WMD-Workforce and Vendor Diversity
Storm Water Resources of Florida
Stormwater Management, inc.
Tampa Bay Water
TVA Resource Management
University of Florida School of Natural Resources & Environment
University of Florida /TREEO Center
United States Geological Survey
The Honorable Nancy Argenziano, Florida Senate
Senator Argenziano was elected to the state House of Representatives
in 1996 where she served until 2002 when she was elected to the
Senate. She currently serves on several committees including Natural
Resources, Comprehensive Planning, Criminal Justice, Appropriations
Sub-Committee on Criminal Justice, Ethics and Elections, Administrative
Procedures Committee, Select Committee for Medical Malpractice
Insurance Reform and chair of Agriculture. Senator Argenziano has
received numerous legislative awards and commendations including
several for her contributions to the needs of the elderly and disabled.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Senator Argenziano was the Executive
Director of the Withlacoochee Basin Initiative and has been involved in
private real estate investing.
Lee Arnold, Chairman of the Board and CEO, CCIM, CRE, Arold
Mr. Arnold specializes in large, one of a kind marketing assignments
with emphasis on problem properties. Projects range from a 2,000-acre
Development of Regional Impact (DRI), Wesley Chapel Lakes, in Wesley
Chapel, Florida, a 1,000-acre development subdivision north of Tampa;
five-star mobile home parks, office buildings, shopping centers, and
industrial/office rehabs. Arnold has been active in establishing numerous
joint ventures, commerce parks, syndications and Checkers Drive-
Through Restaurants in Louisiana. He is also the author of Commercial
Investment Real Estate: Marketing and Brokerage Management and
Commercial Investment Real Estate: Policies and Procedures. Arnold
received his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of South
Douglas E. Ban, Executive Director, Northwest Florida Water
Management District (NWFWMD)
Mr. Barr has been with the District for 25 years and during that time has
also served as Deputy Executive Director and as Director of the Division of
Resource Management. He has authored professional reports and papers
on the water resources and has served as project director for numerous
water resources investigations conducted throughout the area. These
projects have included groundwater and surface water assessments of the
principal aquifers and river systems within the District's region, as well as
groundwater contamination assessments and regional water supply needs
and sources studies. A registered professional geologist in the State of
Florida, he has a bachelor's degree in geology from Bradley University
in Illinois and a master's degree from Texas Christian University with a
specialty in water resources.
Jeny Brooks, Deputy Director, Division of Water Resource
Management, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
Mr. Brooks has been in this position for the six years working on high-
profile water issues including the Everglades restoration, Florida Keys
water quality restoration, Lake Okeechobee restoration and total maximum
daily loads. He's been with the department for 17 years and managed the
department's analytical chemistry and biological lab prior to his current
responsibilities. Mr. Brooks has over 23 years of experience in working
with water resource issues within the State of Florida. Prior to working
at DEP he was the Director of Environmental Sciences at the St. Johns
River Water Management District for 10 years. While with the SJRWMD
he served as the project manager for the environmental components of the
Upper St. Johns River Restoration Project.
Richard J. Budell, Assistant Director, Office of Water Policy,
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mr. Budell joined the Department in 1985 as an Environmental Specialist
and has served over the years as Environmental Administrator, Chief of
Pesticide Bureau and Assistant Director of the Division of Agricultural
Environmental Services. He has been closely involved in development
and implementation of all phases of statewide pesticide and fertilizer
management programs in Florida and implementation of recent State
legislation addressing non-point source agricultural water quality
impacts. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Budell was employed under
contract by the USEPA conducting pesticide field incident investigations
and developing and performing pesticide chemical analyses. He received
a bachelor's degree in chemistry/psychology from Boise State University
and a master's degree in neuroscience from Florida State University.
Mac Carraway CFO, Pacific Tomato Growers, Ltd.
Mr. Carraway joined Pacific in September, 1992 as its Controller and
assumed the responsibilities of CFO (Chief Financial Office) the following
year. Before arriving at Pacific, Carraway was a manager with Arthur
Andersen & Co., CPA's, as well as spending seven years in various
financial and executive positions with two other private concerns.
Carraway is currently responsible for financial, administrative, regulatory,
environmental, governmental and operational matters nationally for
Pacific and its affiliates. He is a 1977 graduate of Florida State University's
College of Business and holds a Florida CPA certificate.
Kon M. Cassinl, CPA, Director of Finance and Administration,
Tampa Bay Water
Currently, Ms. Cassini supervises Tampa Bay Water's staff and consultant
activities associated with financial planning, budgets, purchasing,
information systems, website development, accounting, capital projects,
records management and human resources. She was instrumental in
the re-organization of Tampa Bay Water and has also been a key team
member of the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination located in Apollo
Beach. Ms. Cassini received a bachelor's degree in accounting from
the University of South Florida and a master's degree in business
administration from the University of Tampa.
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Thomas G. Dabney, Chair, Southwest Florida Water Management
Mr. Dabney of Sarasota is the owner of Gulf Coast Property Services,
Inc. and a partner in Hi Hat Ranch. He was appointed to the Governing
Board in April 2000, and elected Vice Chair at the April 2001 Board
meeting and re-elected to a second term in April 2002. He was elected
Chair at the April 2003 Board meeting. Dabney was appointed to the
Sarasota-Manateee Metropolitan Planning Organization in 1989 and
served for three years. His family business, Hi Hat Ranch, is a cattle
and citrus operation in Sarasota County. In his personal business of
real estate management and development, Dabney regularly works with
civil engineers and the District to ensure that his projects comply with
requirements. Dabney attended Tallahassee Community College from
1968-1969. He entered the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Upon his
return from military service, he entered Florida State University where he
earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a licensed
real estate agent and broker.
Henry Dean, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management
Mr. Dean became Executive Director at SFWMD in July 2001 after
having served 17 years in the same capacity at the St. Johns River Water
Management District (SJRWMD). He also served as General Counsel at
the former Florida Department of Natural Resources and as acting Director
of the Division of State Lands. Dean now leads the massive restoration
work of the Florida Everglades and previously led projects to restore the
upper St. Johns River basin at the headwaters of the St. Johns River and at
Lake Apopka. Dean received his bachelor's degree from the University of
Iowa and a law degree from Florida State University.
The Honorable Paula Dockery Florida Senate
Senator Dockery was first elected to the State House of Representatives
in 1996. During her tenure, she has been a leader in environmental
and growth management issues. She has served on the Governor's
Commission on Growth Management and the Florida Forever Advisory
Council. Her legislative accomplishments include sponsorship of the
bills creating the Florida Forever program, and providing the funding for
Everglades restoration. She has passionately defended the Preservation
2000 and Florida Forever funding programs from raids. As Chairman
of the House of Representatives General Government Appropriations
Committee in 2001 and 2002, she secured millions of dollars for the
support of local government pollution abatement and cleanup programs,
beach renourishment, and water resources protection projects. She is
the current vice-chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and a
strong advocate for the water management districts. Sen. Dockery holds a
bachelor's degree in political science and a master's in communications,
both from the University of Florida. Sen. Dockery lives in Lakeland.
Dennis Duke, P.E, Program Manager for Ecosystem Restoration,
Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mr. Duke is responsible for the overall South Florida environmental
restoration program, which includes the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in civil
engineering and water resources planning from the Georgia Institute of
Technology. He is a registered professional engineer with over 29 years of
experience with the Corps in planning, construction, disaster recovery and
William J. Dunn, Ph.D., PWS
Dr. Dunn is a senior environmental scientist and CH2M HILL's regional
director for Water Resources and Environmental Management services.
He has been with CH2M HILL for 18 years, and has 25 years of work
experience in environmental management. He is currently involved
with watershed and ecosystem management and restoration projects
in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. His responsibilities involve direction
and coordination of a wide variety of ecosystem studies, environmental
mitigation and restoration studies, including impact analysis and
mitigation; development of impact avoidance strategies; development
and implementation of permitting programs for complex transportation
and water resources projects, environmental applications of geographic
information systems (GIS); design and implementation of large-scale
mitigation and restoration projects; environmental data analysis, and
interpretation; and project management. His experience includes applied
research in aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial environments. He also has
provided expert witness testimony on the environmental impacts of water
resource, energy and transportation projects on wetland and terrestrial
KIrby B. green III, Executive Director St. Johns River Water
Management District (SJRWMD)
Prior to his appointment in July 2001 to lead SJRWMD, Mr. Green
served as Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. He also held various director positions at the Florida
Department of Natural Resources in the divisions of Beaches and
Shores and State Lands, where he was also involved with surveying
and mapping. Green was instrumental in establishing a comprehensive
beach management plan and in developing Florida's Conservation
and Recreation Lands program and Florida's Preservation 2000 land
acquisition program. Green received his bachelor's degree at the
University of Florida and completed advanced course work at George
NIcolis J. Gutitrez, Jr., Esq., Counsel of Diaz O'Naghten &
Mr. Gutierrez commenced his own law practice in March of 1997, which
subsequently expanded into the law firm of Rafferty, Guti6rrez, Sanchez-
Aballi, Stolzenberg & Gelles, PA. Prior to that, Mr. Gutierrez served as the
Executive Director of the International Law Practice Group at the law firm
of Adorno & Zeder, PA. Mr. Guti6rrez concentrates his practice in
providing legal counsel to international clients for inbound and outbound
business transactions, with an emphasis on Latin America. He has
extensive experience in corporate, government relations, confiscated
property claims, international trade, financing and asset control regulatory
matters. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar and has received
an "A-V" rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest professional
distinction obtainable by attorneys. Mr. Guti6rrez was recently re-
appointed to a second term by Governor Jeb Bush to the Governing
Board of the South Florida Water Management District. He received his
bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and his law degree from
Georgetown University Law Center.
Gene A. Heath, PE., Assistant Executive Director, Southwest
Florida Water Management District
Mr. Heath began his tenure as the District's Assistant Executive Director
in 1997. His experience includes senior management responsibilities in
both the public and private sectors. Heath served as General Manager of
the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority for 12 years, from 1978
to 1990. Previously, he served in various areas of responsibility with
Pennsylvania Enterprises, Inc., a privately held utility, including positions
as Water Quality Manager, Water Supply Engineer, Superintendent of
Gas and Water Operations, and Vice President of Corporate Services.
Prior to joining the District, he was President and Principal Engineer
of HSW Engineering, Inc. Heath is a professional engineer and holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Butler University, a Master
of Science degree in public health from the University of North Carolina,
and a Master of Science degree in business administration from Wilkes
Kenneth Herd, PE., Project Manager Tampa Bay Water
Mr. Herd has been with Tampa Bay Water (formerly known as the West
Coast Regional Water Supply Authority) for 16 years. He has served
as a project manager for water supply development projects, including
major pump stations and pipelines, throughout the Tampa Bay area and
is currently serving as the program manager for the $1.4-billion Master
Water Plan and is on special assignment as project manager of the Tampa
Bay Seawater Desalination project. Mr. Herd graduated from the University
of Kentucky with a bachelor's and master's degree in civil engineering, and
is a licensed professional engineer in Florida
Mayor Pain lord, City of Tampa
As the Mayor of the nation's 57th largest city, lorio has focused on
neighborhood improvements, creating a residential neighborhood
downtown, economic revitalization of Tampa's most challenged areas,
and promoting Tampa as a city for the arts. After serving two terms on
the County Commission, lorio was elected three times to the office of
Supervisor of Elections for Hillsborough County (1993-2003). lorio
ushered in the electronic age of voting, managing the highly successful
transition from punch card to touch-screen voting technology in 2002. In
2000, she was elected President of the Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections, becoming the spokesperson for the supervisors
during the 2000 presidential election. In 2002, for her work in the area
of election reform, Pam lorio was presented the Leadership Florida
Distinguished Alumnus Awards, which recognizes statewide leadership
in bettering the lives of Floridians. lorio received her Bachelor of Science
degree in political science from the American University in Washington,
D.C. She also earned a master's degree in history from the University of
South Florida in Tampa. She has published several articles on Tampa's
civil rights and political history.
Stephen UIght, Ph.D., Sustainability Science and Policy Director,
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Prior to his current position, Dr. Light was the Director for the Environment
and Agriculture Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Light also worked as a Resource Science and
Policy Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource
in St. Paul. He organized several symposia including The Role of
Biodiversity Conversation in Rural Sustainability, Midwest Working
Landscapes Conference, and Grassroots Organizing for Watershed
Sustainability just to name a few. Light received a bachelor's degree
in political philosophy from Thiel College, a master's degree in wildlands
management from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in natural resources
from the University of Michigan.
Donald E. Undeman, P.E, Senior Project Manager, Camp Dresser
Previously Mr. Lindeman served as a project manager with Tampa
Bay Water, Florida's largest water wholesaler. Mr. Lindeman was the
project manager for the procurement of the 25 mgd Tampa Bay Seawater
Desalination project and the Gulf Coast Desalination project of Tampa
Bay Water's Master Water Plan. He has over 16 years of professional
experience both as a private consultant, and in public resource
development. He has a comprehensive knowledge of water supply facility
permitting, design, construction, financing, scheduling and property
acquisition. Mr. Lindeman is a board member of the American Membrane
Technology Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the
Florida Engineering Society. He received his bachelor of science degree
in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska and his master of
science degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a
registered professional engineer in the State of Florida.
Henry Robert (Bobby) Lue, PE., Senior Professional Engineer,
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Mr. Lue started out as a technical services engineer with Goodyear
Jamaica, Ltd. and has since worked for the Environmental Protection
Commission of Hillsborough County for twelve years, Tampa Bay Water
for three years and joined the SWFWMD in June of 2000. He received a
bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a
master's degree from the University of Southern California for professional
studies. Mr. Lue is also a registered professional engineer.
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The Honorable Richard Machek, Florida House of
Representative Machek was elected to District 78 in 2000 and was
subsequently reelected to the same seat in 2002. He serves as Vice Chair to
the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Water Resources, and serves on the
Joint Legislative Committee on Everglades Oversight, Select Committee on
Florida's Future, Select Committee on National Defense and Space-Related
Economic Development, the Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on
Agriculture and Environment Appropriations, Future of Florida's Families
Committee, the Subcommittee on Elder Affairs & Long Term Care and the
Natural Resources Committee and was recently appointed by Speaker Byrd
to represent Florida on the National Council of State Legislators Committee
on Environment and Natural Resources. His extensive interest and
knowledge in water resources and preservation, combined with his service
to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Soil & Water
Conservation Council as State Chair, as a member of the South Florida
Water Management District Governing Board, and many other agriculture,
environment and water advisory boards qualifies him as a leader in the State
Legislature in regards to water resources, management and preservation.
Jerry L. Maxwell, General Manager Tampa Bay Water
With more than 30 years of public administration experience, Mr. Maxwell
manages the daily operations and services of the largest regional wholesale
water supplier in the Southeast. Under his leadership, Tampa Bay Water
is nearing completion on a $610-million Master Water Plan that secures
the Tampa Bay area's water future with innovative projects like the nation's
largest seawater desalination facility and a surface water system that
includes a 15-billion-gallon reservoir. Maxwell played a leadership role in
both the governance restructuring that created Tampa Bay Water and the
groundbreaking Partnership Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water
Management District. He has worked within the jurisdiction of all five water
management districts in Florida and on water issues in Illinois, Maine and
New Hampshire. Maxwell holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois
University and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois.
His graduate studies include public administration at Southern Illinois
University and political science at the University of Florida.
DavidL. Moore, PG., Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water
Mr. Moore was appointed as the District's Executive Director on March 25,
2003. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Florida water resources
management activities. Prior to being named the executive director, Moore
served 11 years as Deputy Executive Director for the District's Division of
Resource Management and Development. He has played a key leadership
role for many of the District's critical initiatives during the past decade,
including restoration and preservation projects on key water bodies such as
Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay, the completion of a management approach for
the Southern Water Use Caution Area, the Peace River cumulative impact
assessment, the establishment of minimum flows and levels, a regional
reclaimed water plan, a regional water supply plan, revisions to District
permitting rules, the comprehensive watershed management initiative,
and many other water resources issues. Moore is a certified professional
geologist with a bachelor's degree in geology from the College of
Charleston, S.C., a master's degree in geology from the University of
South Florida (USF), and a graduate certificate in public administration,
also from USF.
Mark J. Musaus, Refuge Manager, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
and Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuges
In 1974, Mr. Musaus was selected for the Student Trainee Program at
Loxahatchee NWR. After graduation, his first full-time station was Choctaw
NWR in Alabama. Mr. Musaus has also served as assistant refuge manager
at J.N. Ding Darling (FL), Pidemont (GA), and Tennessee National Wildlife
Refuges, and as the deputy project leader at Savannah Coastal Refuges in
Georgia. He attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Richard B. Nonent, Executive Director, National Council for
Norment serves as the chief of staff of the National Council for Public-
Private Partnerships (NCPPP). Norment joined the Council staff in
November of 1999. Founded in 1985, the NCPPP is a nonprofit organization
of representatives of both the public and private sectors working to
promote the use of public-private partnerships for improved delivery of
public services and infrastructure. Norment has over 20 years experience
in management and development of national associations. Areas of
expertise include organization and program development, public affairs and
government relations on both national and international levels. Norment did
his graduate work in U.S. History at the American University in Washington,
D.C., where he also served as an adjunct professor. He currently is active in
state and national politics, as well as several local civic organizations.
Dr. John Paling, CEO, John Paling & Co., Inc.
Dr. John Paling is the founder, president and CEO of John Paling & Co.,
Inc., a research and consulting firm with many years of experience in public
communications. He started his career as a junior professor of biology at
Oxford University in England and went on to produce numerous award-
winning films from across the world. As a result, he is able to incorporate
spectacular wildlife sequences as appealing metaphors to illustrate his
presentation. Dr. Paling has 20 years experience as a producer, filmmaker,
speaker, author, and consultant in 58 countries of the world. He is the
founder and director of Oxford Scientific Films in England. His film and
Television special for the National Geographic Society "Realm of the
Alligator" is the winner of two Emmy Awards. He has authored several
books, among them are: Up To Yourampits in Alligators?, How To Sort Out
What Risks Are Worth Wonying About, Dealing with the Real Risks to Local
Communities, Squirrel on My Shoulder, and Snowy & Company The
Science of Pets.
Toni Riordan, Owner, J & TProfessionalAssociates, Inc.
Ms. Riordan has over 30 years experience as a project manager and as a
federal, state and local government lobbyist for both the private and public
sector. Her experience ranges from lobbying government entities on land
use, utility and budget issues to the direction and management of large
scale projects involving a multitude of public and private resources. Ms.
Riordan has served as the Governor's Authorized Representative during the
recovery from Hurricane Andrew, the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
for Florida's Growth Management, Housing and Emergency Management,
and the Director of Public Affairs for the City of Tallahassee. Currently,
Ms. Riordan's company works with both public and private entities as a
consultant for the development and implementation of intergovernmental
policies, programs and projects.
The Honorable David D. Rusell, Representative, Florida House
Representative Russell was elected to the House in 1998. He served as
a Hernando County Aviation Authority Board Member from 1994-997
and as a Chairman from 1997-1998. Russell's community involvement
includes being involved in the Air Force Association Community Partners,
Y.M.C.A. Hernando County Board of Directors, Hernando County
Chamber of Commerce, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and
Republican Club of Hernando County.
Robert Haley Savage, Executive Director and Secretary,
Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control
Having served as Executive Director and Secretary since 1978, Savage
is the Association's first and only Executive Director. As such, she is
the organization's principal spokesperson, working with Congress, the
Administration, and national stakeholders to achieve ASIWPCA's primary
goals. In addition to her work with Congress and the Administration,
she is the national contact for the Nation's Governors and environmental
commissioners, federal and local governments, and numerous
environmental and industrial organizations. Savage has worked on three of
Congress' four reauthorizations of the Clean Water Act and is well versed
in the issues surrounding water quality. Savage is also the President and
Board Chair of America's Clean Water Foundation, a nonprofit education,
outreach and technical exchange organization, which she created in 1989.
She studied at the University of Utah and Harvard University. Currently, she
serves as an adjunct professor at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of
Public Policy at the University of Texas.
Jery A. Scarborngu Executive Director, Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD)
Mr. Scarborough has served as SRWMD Executive Director since January
1,1990. Under his leadership, the SRWMD has initiated a number of
groundbreaking partnership programs to protect the environment, assist
local communities and promote compatible economic development.
These include the Suwannee River Partnership, Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail, Quality Communities Program and the state's first Private
Landowners Initiative. In recognition of his efforts, he received the Bill
Sadowski Leadership Award, a 2003 Better Community Award presented
by 1,000 Friends of Florida. Scarborough is a graduate of the University of
Florida, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to joining
the SRWMD, he was Editor of the Suwannee Democrat newspaper, and also
served as Suwannee County Clerk of Court for 14 years.
Eugene A. Schiller, Deputy Executive Director, Division of
Management Services, Southwest Florida Water Management District
As the Deputy Executive Director since 1992, Mr. Schiller has been
overseeing the management service activities of information systems,
finance, human resources, general services and risk management
functions of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, a $239-
million annual budget, 789-person special district responsible for the water
management activities of a 16-county, 10,000 square-mile region with
3.9 million people in southwest Florida. Schiller received his bachelor of
arts degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and master's degree
in business and public administration from the University of Hartford,
Connecticut. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (No.
08127C) and Court-Appointed Arbitrator.
Lary J. Scully, President, Scully Capital Services
Mr. Scully founded Scully Capital Services in 1986 and has over 15
years experience in providing investment banking and financial advisory
services to the environmental industry. He has advised environmental
firms and investors, as well as federal, state and local government
entities on privatization, industrial outsourcing, project finance, strategy
development, acquisitions and diverstitures, corporate finance, equipment
financing and other services. Scully has authored several articles on
privatization and project finance for environmental facilities, addresses
meetings of environmental industry associations and given seminars on
the various aspects of finance and privatization within the industry. Scully
is a registered professional engineer, a municipal securities principal and
a broker-dealer registered with the National Association of Securities
Dealers. He received his master's degree in business administration in
finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin at
Madison, as well as a master's degree and bachelor's degree in civil and
environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Susan S Seacrest, President, The Groundwater Foundation
Under her direction, The Groundwater Foundation has grown to become
a nationally known, well-respected voice for groundwater education.
Foundation programs have been featured in Time Magazine, National
Geographic, and as part of broadcasts on National Public Radio and "The
Osgood Files." Seacrest's expertise in groundwater education has been
recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through
her appointment to several EPA advisory boards including the Children's
Health Protection Advisory Council, and to two terms on the National
Drinking Water Advisory Council. In November, 1999, she was the keynote
speaker at a Water Issues briefing at the United Nations and spoke at an
International Association of Hydrologists Conference in Ireland in 2003.
Seacrest has been recognized by the National Council of Women, the U.S.
Geological Survey, and the National Ground Water Association. She was
named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Planet in 1999. Seacrest
holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Olaf College and master's degree
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in education from the University of Rochester. She is a member of the
American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation,
American Water Resources Association and the North American
Association of Environmental Education.
Unda LoomIs Shelley, Shareholder, Govemment, Environmental
and Land Department Chair, Fowler White Boggs Banker
Ms.Shelley is responsible for environmental and land permitting before
state, regional and local entities and provides advice and assistance
regarding Florida administrative practice and litigation. Prior to her current
position, Ms. Shelley served in several capacities including Chief of Staff
for the Florida Department of Insurance, Chief of Staff for the Office of the
Governor, General Counsel for Governor Bob Graham, and the General
Counsel for the Florida Department of Community Affairs. She received a
bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Florida.
George W. "eny"Sherk, D.Sc., J.D.
Dr. Sherk received his D.Sc. from the School of Engineering and
Applied Science at The George Washington University after completing
undergraduate and graduate studies at Colorado State University. He
received his J.D. from the University of Denver. He has been in the private
practice of law since 1990 after having served as a Trial Attorney with the
Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department
of Justice. In addition to his practice, he also serves as Director of
Redevelopment Services for Pickering Environmental Consultants. Dr.
Sherk has served as a Visiting Scholar the University of Wyoming College
of Law and as a Visiting Professor at Georgia State University. At the
present time, he is a member of the associate faculty of the International
Water Law Research Institute at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Patricia Strayer, P. E, Director of the Southern District Restoration
Department, South Florida Water Management District
Ms. Strayer is responsible for directing and managing the projects and
programs within the Department in support of the South Florida Water
Management District's mission. Duties include management and oversight
of the interdisciplinary teams responsible for integrating mandated
projects within the area defined as the southern district, which includes
Florida's lower east coast, lower west coast, Everglades, and Florida Bay/
Keys. Mandated projects include implementation of the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan, Modified Water Deliveries, and C-111.
Oversight also includes the coordination of the research, planning and
implementation efforts focused on the South Florida watersheds and
related estuarine systems.
David B. Strshs, Secretary of the Florida Department of
Prior to being appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in January 1999, Secretary
Struhs served as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection for four years, working with business interests
and environmental advocates to streamline the permitting process. He
began his environmental career in 1986 as Executive Assistant to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region I administrator. In 1989,
Struhs was named Chief of Staff to the Council on Environmental Quality
by President George Bush. He graduated from Indiana University with a
bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and a certificate of
African studies. He holds a master's degree in public administration from
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
E.D. "Sonny" Vergara, Principal, Mainstream Companies, Inc.
Mr. Vergara has been engaged in Florida's water issues for over thirty
years and has earned a statewide reputation for his professionalism
and resource management leadership. As Executive Director of the
St. Johns River Water Management District, decades of ditching and
diking of the upper St. Johns River was halted and a project reflecting
modern principles of natural systems protection and flow management
was implemented. Today, the constructed system is considered a
model success story where multiple interests were united and served.
Most recently as Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, Vergara lead the negotiation of an historic
agreement between the District and members of the West Coast Regional
Water Supply Authority, now known as Tampa Bay Water, that brought
an end to decades of regressive and wasteful litigation. Vergara is now
a principal of the recently formed Mainstream Companies, Inc. located
in Bradenton, Florida. The mission of the company is to preserve and
optimize the position of over 20,000 acres of agriculture lands held in
private ownership, in this rapidly changing high-growth state.
Catherine A. Walker, Vice President, Utility Engineering
Ms. Walker was appointed March 1, 2001 to represent the Middle and
Upper St. Johns River basins. She has more than 16 years experience in
water and wastewater engineering project management with emphasis on
environmental permitting and compliance management in all six districts
of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and in three water
management districts. Walker is the vice president of Utility Engineering
Service, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm. She received her
bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from the University of
Central Florida, a master's degree in business administration from the
University of Phoenix and is a registered professional engineer in Florida.
irk B. Webster, Deputy Executive Director and Director of the
Water Resources Department, Suwannee River Water Management
Among the major programs for which he is responsible are the Suwannee
River Partnership and the Private Lands Initiative. Mr. Webster received
his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, his master's degree
in geography from the University of Florida, and has completed the Senior
Executive Institute Public Management program at the University of