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Meet The Board of Directors

The Alliance owes much of its leadership, support, and confidence to its Board of Directors. Encompassing the mission and vision of the Alliance, our Board is a diverse group of professionals that are all committed to advancing our work, maximizing our impact, and incorporating many points of view.

Ginny Snead is an environmental engineer specializing in water resources with a combination of environmental consulting and state government regulatory experience.  Berger is one of the largest engineering and environmental consulting specialty firms in the world. Since the company’s founding in 1953, Louis Berger has grown to more than 4,000 professionals that cover a full.....more
James D. Elliott Secretary of the Board
Keystone Custom Homes
Jim is an experienced environmental attorney and has represented a wide variety of businesses assisting them through complex regulatory, permitting, and litigation issues. He is experienced in complex case management and negotiation...more
John R. “Jack” Detweiler Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer
Detweiler Enterprises, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, Jack grew up as a boy on a farm in Montgomery County, PA. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1967 with a Biology Degree and a Commission in the U.S. Army where he served 2 years active duty at Ft. Wainwright, Alask...more
For more than 40 years, Andy’s practice has focused on environmental and administrative law, with an emphasis on representation of clients in enforcement actions brought by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under the Clean Air A...more
Sally G. Hornor Programs Committee Chair
Retired Professor of Ecology and Microbiology, Anne Arundel Community College
Sally’s love of coastal ecosystems was inspired by the summers she spent growing up on Cape Cod. She majored in Biology at Goucher College (Towson MD) and spent college summers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole on Cape Co...more
Jennifer Rucker Troy Development Committee Chair
Principal, 410LABS, Inc.
Jennifer is an entrepreneur and conservationist, working to create innovative and sustainable enterprises that strengthen ideas through collaboration and partnering with other...more
Susan Johnson Taste of the Chesapeake Committee Chair
Retired – Strategy, Marketing, Innovation and Technology Professional
Susan Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Princeton University (1982), a Masters in Environmental Science from Rutgers University (1991), and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University (2002). Susan joined Mobil Oil Corporation shortly after receiving her undergraduate degree. In the 80’s and 90’s, Susan was a co-author / co-contributor to several published technical.....more
Dennis Chestnut is founding executive director of Groundwork Anacostia River DC, co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism (a green business incubator), and chairman of the Friends of Watts Branch (a sub-watershed organization...more
William (Bill) Gill graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer who has worked for Smithfield Foods for more than 20 years, holding various project engineering and environmental position...more
Kelly Gutshall, is the owner of LandStudies, a small business which designs and builds innovative green infrastructure and restoration projects. The 15-person company offers services such as green masterplans, watershed planning, floodplain restoration, stormwater management, conservation plans and environmental construction, including the installation of forested stream buffer...more
Paula is an environmental professional with over 26 years of experience in the energy industry. Expertise includes environmental policy advocacy, climate change policy, government affairs, regional environmental compliance management, mergers, acquisitions, divestitur...more
Jan Jarrett Consultant
Jan has had a 25-year career in public interest environmental and clean energy advocacy in Pennsylvania. She currently provides consulting on environmental policy and outreach, strategic communications, fundraising and the development and implementation of issue campaign...more
Shawn Kimbro The George Washington University
Shawn Kimbro is the author of two popular fishing books, Chesapeake Light Tackle, An Introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and The Right Stuff, Gear and Attitudes for Trophy Light Tackle Fishing. A frequent speaker to fishing clubs, environmental groups, and conservation organizations, he is recognized and respected across the Chesapeake region.....more
Stephan (Steve) Levitsky is the Vice President of Sustainability for Perdue Farms, Inc.  Steve is responsible for advancing Perdue’s progress in achieving sustainable growth, fostering working relationships with a broad-spectrum of stakeholders at the federal, state and local level, and serving as the company’s spokesperson on sustainability and environmental matters. Prior to joining Perdue, he was.....more
Brian Macnamara SVP/Corporate Controller, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc
Brian is the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. with over 26 years of experience in accounting, finance and real estate. Over his more than 20-year-career at Host, he has held numerous positions since February 1996 including Vice President, Financial Reporting and Corporate Real Estate and Vice President, and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior.....more
Steve has had an extensive career in the private and public sectors. He has over thirty years of management experience in environmental compliance, environmental auditing and the development and implementation of environmental management system...more
Robert Paul Ex-officio Chair
Professor of Ecology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
A biologist with specialty in aquatic ecology, Dr. Bob Paul has strong research interests in freshwater and estuarine systems, watersheds, water quality, and the application of GIS technology to land use and ecological proble...more
Tara A. Scully Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Tara A. Scully is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. At GW, she regularly teaches introductory biology courses and laboratories to non-science majors. Currently, she teaches four different course...more
Gregory Wims is a local businessman and community activist who founded the Victims' Rights Foundation (VRF) in 1996. Gregory is dedicated in supporting victims and their families of violent crimes and attacks. He was instrumental in forming and supporting the Sniper Victims' Fund in response to the sniper attacks in the Washington D.C. metro area.....more
Christopher M. Sigmund TeamAg, Inc.
Mr. Sigmund has led TeamAg, Inc. since the company was founded in January of 2002. He leads a staff of twenty six professionals who are dedicated to helping farmers achieve co-equal goals of improving both the economic and environmental performance of their farms. As President of TeamAg, Mr. Sigmund works extensively with a wide range.....more
Naomi Young Center for Regional Analysis
Naomi Young is the Director of the newly established, Center for Regional Analysis. The Center for Regional Analysis – or CRA – is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to enhancing the well-being and vitality of local and regional economies through independent economic insight and data-driven analysis.  As the inaugural Director, Naomi comes to CRA –.....more