Board of Directors

Current Directors

Stuart J. Appelbaum

Mr. Appelbaum leads the Integrated Planning group for ARCADIS’ national water management practice. Stu came to ARCADIS after a distinguished 35-year career with the Corps of Engineers in water resources planning and policy, program management, ecosystem restoration, and adaptive management. Bio 


Ernie Cox

Ernie Cox is the President of Family Lands Remembered, LLC, a company focused on the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s land, water, agricultural and energy resources using creative planning, partnerships and market-based incentive strategies.   He received bachelor’s degrees in geology and economics (1985) and a law degree with honors (1990) from the University of Florida.  Bio 


David A. Fannin

David Fannin is currently serving as a full-time consultant to New Directions Housing Corporation, a non-profit provider of low income housing in Louisville, KY.   David previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Office Depot, Inc. in Boca Raton from 1998 until 2009.  Bio 



David L. John

David John is a native of Stratford, New Zealand.  In 1989 Mr. John relocated to Davie, Florida and was employed by Miller Legg & Associates, Inc. as a Project Manager.  He continued his education and earned a Master of Business degree, with merit, from Nova University in 1993. Bio 


W. Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin has over 30 years of experience as a practicing hydrogeologist specializing in water supply planning and development, water resource characterization, and the application of a wide range of analytical methods in developing innovative solutions to complex water resource challenges.  Bio 



Luna Ergas Phillips

Luna Phillips is a Florida Bar Board Certified Shareholder who practices in the area of environmental, administrative and governmental law.  Luna’s practice focuses exclusively on water resource law within Florida.  Bio 


Dr. Garth Redfield

Garth Redfield is a Chief Environmental Scientist for the South Florida Water Management District in West Palm Beach, Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 1979 specializing in basic and applied limnology. As Associate Program Director for the Ecology Program of the National Science Foundation from 1982 to 1990, he co-managed the peer review and funding process for research in community ecology.  Bio 


Douglas E. Robison

Mr. Robison is a Senior Scientist and Principal Associate with ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATES (ESA) in Tampa.  He has 33 years of professional experience in environmental science and planning including 31 years of experience as a consultant to government and private industry. .  Bio 


Ronald D. Smola

Ron Smola, retired from USDA- NRCS.  While employed I represented USDA as an environmental liaison and served on the South Florida Ecosystem Working Group serving as Chairman in 1995.  Bio 


Denver J. Stutler, Jr.

Denver Stutler was raised in Florida and received his civil engineering degree at UCF.  He spent ten years with CDM designing facilities throughout Florida.  Bio 



Robert M. Thomas

Robert M. Thomas is CEO of Two Rivers Ranch, Inc, Hickory Hills Land Company, Crystal Springs Preserve, Inc. and Balsam Gap, Inc.  Robert is a third generation Tampa, Florida native and a 1977 graduate of the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.  He is responsible for the management of over 17,000 acres of low intensity agricultural operations in Hillsborough, Hernando and Pasco Counties in Florida and 5,000 acres in Jackson County, North Carolina.  Bio 


Dr. Kirk Hatfield

Dr. Kirk Hatfield is the Director of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment at the University of Florida, the Director of the Florida Water Resources Research Center, and a Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.  Bio 


Peter M. Moore

Peter is the President of Chen Moore and Associates, a business specializing in civil engineering, environmental, landscape architecture and planning with five offices in Florida and one in Central America.  Bio 


Christopher Pettit

Christopher Pettit is the Policy and Legislation Manager for the Palm Beach County Utilities Department.  He is responsible handling a myriad of water and environmental issues involving water quality, water quantity, restoration projects, clean air/emissions, climate change, land use, and flood control.  Bio 



Gregg Weiss





General Counsel

Stephen A. Walker

Mr. Walker’s practice focuses primarily on water resources, environmental and administrative law and has over 38 years of experience in environmental and water-related issues in Florida. He presently serves as special environmental counsel to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to advise and advocate for the Tribe on various state and federal regulatory matters. Bio 


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