PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND CAREER-RELATED ACTIVITIES
General Counsel, South Florida Resource Conversation & Development Council, Inc. (2002 - 2010)
Oversee, prepare and review all project related contracts and related documentation, eg) construction, project manager, engineering, etc., provide legal counsel to the Board of Directors of the Not for Profit, 501 (c) (3). SFRC&D project budgets have exceeded $100,000,000 since 2002.
General Counsel, South Dade Soil & Water Conservation District (1994 - 2010)
Provide legal counsel to the District and its elected supervisors on matters related to contractual relations with other governing bodies such as Miami-Dade County, SF Water Management District, municipalities as well as area land owners.
Inaugural Member, University of Florida External Advisory Council - School of Natural Resources & Environment (2001 - 2006)
Member, Florida Regional Agriculture Advisory Council (2005-Present)
General Counsel, Everglades Restoration Oversight Group (1993 - 1997)
Consortium of municipalities, farmer organizations and other stakeholders impacted by Everglades restoration projects conducted by the SFWater Management District and Army Corps of Engineers formed to provide substantive mechanism from united front in south Dade. I made presentations to the SFWMD, Corps of Engineers, USDA and other involved parties.
Member, Agriculture Advisory Committee, South Florida Water Management District (1996 - 2001)
Director, Dade County Farm Bureau (1994 - 2001)
Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Agriculture Law Committee (1993 - 2002)
Member, Environmental and Land Use Section Florida Bar (1991 - Present)
Chair, American Bar Association, Committee for the Delivery of Legal Services (1986 - 1988)
Corporate Counsel, Chrisman, Illinois, 1986 - 1993; various other governmental bodies including townships, drainage districts, etc. (1984 - 1993)
Director: Edgar County (Illinois) Children's Home (1989 - 1994)
YMCA of Paris, Illinois (1985 - 1992)