Aug 27, 2014

NGWREF Honors Groundwater Industry's Emerging Leaders

Six industry professionals chosen to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

NGWREF NGWA Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) congratulated those chosen to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place Nov. 10 to 12, 2014 in Reston, Va.

NGWREF said continuing education in leadership skills will enhance the future effectiveness of the groundwater professions and will maximize the impact of groundwater for society. Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference attendees will experience a week of tuition-free presentations such as those on global and virtual team leadership, managing change and powerful practices for leading innovation, among others—all important aspects to help move the groundwater industry forward.

The winning National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) members were selected based on their commitment to the groundwater industry and their potential to lead the industry into the future. Those chosen are:

  • Mark E. Chandler, P.E., CRS Engineers, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dustin Kinder, Andrews & Foster Drilling Co., Athens, Texas
  • Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, Water Systems Eng., Ottawa, Kan.
  • Molly Sherwood, Kent County Department of Public Works, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Brian M. Snelten, PG, Layne Christensen Co., Aurora, Ill.
  • Eric Swanson, LAKOS Separators and Filtration Systems, Fresno, Calif.

"The foundation’s initial class is indicative of the quality of the industry’s professionals early in their careers,” said NGWA and NGWREF CEO Kevin McCray, CAE. “These foundation awards are an investment in making people better so they will advance the professions and continue to make other people better, as well."

These individuals, their companies and the groundwater industry as a whole will benefit from the skills gained from this conference.