Meet the POWR Board

Richard Sheldon joined POWR’s Board in July 2020. Rich joined Willis Towers Watson in January 2004. He is currently responsible for managing insurance carrier relations for several of the company’s largest trading partners. Rich has over 30 years of environmental consulting, and insurance underwriting, management, and brokerage experience.  He has served as a project manager performing field investigations of potential Superfund sites under the direction of the USEPA, and performed and managed Phase I and II environmental site investigations for various industries.

Rich is a part of the Greater-Philadelphia regional WTW Workplace Engagement network, serving as a mentor for the Community Outreach subcommittee, and is trained internally to conduct WTW’s Unconscious Bias and Inclusion & Diversity workshops across offices in North America. Rich received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Geology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Environmental Health.

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Anne Daymut attended Chatham University, Indiana University, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and Escoffier Culinary Academy for various degrees, certificates, and programs.  In her early career, Anne was an OSM*Americorps/VISTA and then a County Conservation District Watershed Specialist. She is currently the Watershed Coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, serving the 24 counties of the Bituminous Coal Region and advocating for the programs and policies around abandoned mine reclamation.  She serves on boards for multiple watershed organizations, conservancies, and rail-trail associations.

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Jim Lang joined the POWR Board of Directors in early 2019. Jim currently serves as Vice President of French Creek Valley Conservancy (FCVC) after serving 12 years as Board President. He was Vice President of Procurement at Ainsworth for 25 years and a partner until the sale of the company to J.M. Smucker in 2018. Jim is also a member of the PEC Board and lends his talents to the Program Committee.

Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to POWR to help steer it on a course to success and to ensure that POWR “adds value” in the approaches it takes to support watershed organizations across Pennsylvania.

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Jane Rowan is a wetland ecologist and restoration specialist.  She provides services related to wetlands and water resources and Clean Water Act related compliance services to clients in the private and public sectors. She has been nationally recognized for advancing policies for the integrated management of water resources.

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