NSPF board of directors elects new officers and appoints three new board members
The board of directors for nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) elected new officers, announced the retirement of one board member, and appointed three new board members. All changes took effect on Nov. 1, 2012.
D. Scot Hunsaker, president of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Associates (St. Louis) was elected president of the board. He succeeds John Puetz, director of technology for Advantis, a Lonza Co. Franceen Gonzales, vice president, risk management for Great Wolf Resorts (Madison, Wis.) serves as secretary and G. Bruce Dunn, president of Mission Pools, (Escondido, Calif.) serves as treasurer. Don Witte retired, and the foundation thanks him for his nine years of wisdom and dedication.
The board and CEO Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., welcomed new board members Rob Butcher, Diane Dahlmann, William Kent and Judy LaKind, Ph.D.
Rob Butcher is executive director for U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS), a swimming national governing body that caters to adults aged 18 and over. USMS, with 58,000 members, is organized with more than 1,000 facilities offering masters programs at 52 Local Masters Swimming Committees. Butcher is also a competitive swimmer, is recognized for his community activism, and is well connected throughout the sports and swimming world.
Diane Dahlmann, M.S, is the director of recreation services and facilities, director of Mizzou Wheelchair Sports, and available on call for the parks, recreation and tourism faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She brings 30 years of experience in leading organizations to implement award-winning services, programs, education, facilities and events that serve communities and organizations.
William Kent has been owner and president of Team Horner (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) since 1972. He was welcomed back to the board after a one-year departure. His extensive leadership experience in the recreational water industry will continue to help NSPF achieve its mission. Kent previously served as president of NSPF board of directors; he also has chaired the NSPF Grants Committee and held other leadership positions with the foundation.
Judy LaKind, Ph.D., president of LaKind Associates LLC, is a health and environmental scientist with expertise in strategic risk management, assessment of human exposure and health risks, biomonitoring, scientific and technical analysis for regulatory and state-of-the-science reviews. She is also an adjunct associate professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine.