Friday, October 23, 2009

Jim Gulliford Named SWCS Executive Director

The SWCS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Gulliford as the new Executive Director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, effective November 2, 2009. The announcement was made on October 22, 2009, by President Gary Steinhart.

“The strength of the Soil and Water Conservation Society has always been its thoughtful, science-based contribution to natural resource management policy,” Gulliford said. “The role of soil and water resources in issues of energy, climate, water quality and the production of food and fiber has never been more important. I look forward to working with the SWCS Board, its members and staff to assure that the voice of conservation scientists, educators and practitioners is a productive part of policy development and implementation.”

Gulliford has been an active member of the society since 1982 and was president of the Iowa Chapter in 1996. He was also a member of the National Association of State Conservation Agencies from 1982 to 2001, serving as president in 1989.

Read the full press release here.