The America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI), recently named their 2022 Board of Directors Executive Team. Rachel Orf, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Director of Stewardship & Sustainability, was elected as Secretary.
“It is an honor to serve on the board and be a part of an organization that works across so many sectors and states,” said Orf. “The health of the Mississippi River Watershed is critical to ensuring the river remains productive and healthy for future generations.”
Other AWI board members are:
- Chair Larry Weber, University of Iowa
- Vice Chair Rainy Inman Shorey, Caterpillar Inc.
- Vice Chair Kirsten Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
- Treasurer Michael Reuter, The Nature Conservancy
The announcement of the board stated, “America’s Watershed Initiative is made up of public, private and nonprofit leaders working together voluntarily to improve the health of the Mississippi River Watershed by informing, advocating and leveraging improved decision-making about the watershed’s natural resources. AWI is built upon support and guidance from industry and commerce, conservation, local communities, government and academia.”
You can learn more about AWI and NCGA’s involvement at AmericasWatershed.org.