Committees

Committees are essential to SECOORA operations. As established by our Bylaws, it is the one of the primary mechanisms by which members interact with and make decisions for the organization. Below are the active committees.

Email Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org, for minutes, documents and more information on each committee.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee works with the SECOORA staff to prepare draft meeting materials and policy documents for consideration by the Board of Directors; recommend Policy Committee assignments to the Board; and additional duties as designated by the bylaw or the Board. Executive Committee members are elected for one year terms with ability to be reelected for a second term.

Members

Chairman: Quinton White, Jacksonville University
Vice-Chairman: Rick DeVoe, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Secretary: Peter Hamilton, Leidos, Inc.
Treasurer: George Maul, Florida Institute of Technology
At-Large: Jeff Copeland, WeatherFlow Inc.

Staff

Debra Hernandez, SECOORA
Megan Lee, SECOORA
Abbey Wakely, SECOORA


Finance and Audit Committee

The Committee oversees the financial management and health of SECOORA which includes reviewing the budget, financial reports and participating in the annual audit, financial policies, and major financial decisions.

Members

George Maul, Florida Institute of Technology (Chair)
Quinton White, Jacksonville University
Conrad C. Lautenbacher, GeoOptics
Rick DeVoe, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Staff

Debra Hernandez, SECOORA
Megan Lee, SECOORA


Board Development Committee

Board Development Committee oversees all aspects of Board elections, including, but not limited to, establishing election procedures, developing a ballot and soliciting nominations.

Members

Mitch Roffer, ROFFS, Inc.
Nick Shay, University of Miami
Peter Hamilton, Leidos Corporation
Steve Woll, WeatherFlow

Staff
Megan Lee, SECOORA


Governance Committee

At the request of the Board, the Governance Committee reviews all bylaw questions and makes recommendations to the Board regarding any action.

Members

Marcel Reichert, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Lynn Leonard, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Manhar Dhanak, Florida Atlantic University-SeaTech
Mitch Roffer, ROFFS, Inc.

Staff

Megan Lee, SECOORA


10-Year Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee

The Ad Hoc Committee is volunteering their time to help plan SECOORA’s 10-year anniversary celebration.

Members

Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida
Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
George Maul, Florida Institute of Technology
Quinton White, Jacksonville University
Steve Woll, WeatherFlor

 

Staff

Abbey Wakley, SECOORA
Megan Lee, SECOORA