About Us

Mission

The Society’s mission is “To Preserve Florida’s Aquatic Heritage”

OBJECTIVE

The Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society was formed in 1976 with these objectives in mind:
  • To provide a common forum in which to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and information for everyone interested in the management of the aquatic ecosystem. Assist all Aquatic Plant Management personnel: private, commercial and public in all aspects of their profession so that Florida's aquatic plant managers may become the most knowledgeable and educated professionals possible.
  • To assist research scientists, legislators, planners, state and federal governmental agencies, lawyers, engineers, educational institutions, students, and others concerned with the general aims of this Society.
  • To encourage and assist in:
  • Gathering and making available to supervisory and field personnel the most advanced information in all methods of aquatic plant management.
  • Research and development of herbicides to control aquatic plant.
  • Research and development of mechanical control of aquatic plants.
  • Research and development of biological control of aquatic plants.
  • Research and development of any other method or combination of methods that are potentially practical for field use.
  • Protection of water quality in the State, and upgrading in general the aquatic ecosystem.
  • Making available to the media, accurate information for education of the public as to the need, safety, advantages, and limitations of aquatic plant control.

President

Scott Jackson

Syngenta

President-Elect

Jeremy Slade

UPL NA Inc.

Past-President

Kelli Gladding

SePRO Corporation

2019-2020 Officers

Secretary

Stephanie Walters

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Treasurer

Jennifer Myers

Applied Aquatic Management, Inc.

Editor

Amy Giannotti

AquaStem Consulting

Directors Third Year

Lyn Gettys

U FL Research and Ed Center

Thomas Calhoun

Seminole Co. WMD

Tim Harris

US Army Corp of Engineers

Directors Second Year

James Boggs, Jr.

Helena Agri-Enterprises

Todd Olson

Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc

Samantha Yuan

Florida FWCC

Directors First Year

Nancy Healy

Brewer International

Telly Smith

Applied Aquatic Management, Inc.

Nathalie Visscher

Florida FWCC

Committees

Aquatics Magazine Advertising

Angie Huebner

Invasive Species Management Branch

Auditing

Keshav Setaram

By-Laws

James Boggs, Jr

Helena Agri-Enterprises

Editorial

Amy Giannotti

AquaStem Consulting

Education and Outreach

Jeremy Slade

UPL NA Inc.

Governmental Affairs

Matt Phillips

FL FWCC

Historical

Andy Fuhrman

Allstate Resource Management, Inc.

Local Arrangements

Bill Torres

Florida Event Planning & Meeting Service

Merchandise

Steve Montgomery

Allstate Resource Management

Nominating

Kelli Gladding

SePRO Corporation

Program

Brett Bultemeier

Resource Demonstration

Dharmen Setaram

Winfield Solutions

Scholarship

Keshav Setaram

Vendor

Scott Jackson

Sygenta

Web Site

Angie Huebner

Invasive Plant Management