Mel Butcher and Kris Morico

🤝 I am incredibly passionate about professional community engagement and maintain a pulse in multiple groups, including WEF, CSWEA, ASCE, and other local groups. Recognition I've received includes:

In the photo below, I'm standing with Kris Morico at the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM) conference. Kris was my mentor through the ASCE e-mentor program for several years. Through that time, all of our communication was via email and phone calls. Finally, in 2017, we got to meet in person at the NAEM conference. 


I am proud to have been the founding President of the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals at USF student chapter (2012), where I managed the growth of the chapter from officer recruitment, event advertisement and fund raising from start to finish. I recruited and led a team of 6 officers to grow the chapter to over 100 members in less than 1 year. Together, we arranged over 20 professional guest speakers for events benefitting students' career development

Photo: First class of TBAEP@USF officers. Each individual made special contributions to the growth and success of TBAEP@USF and they have all gone on to have successful careers in fields like Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, and Research.

(From left to right starting with top row): Greg Pignataro, Matthew Munz, Kushani Rodrigo, Erin Morrison, Mel Butcher, Dr. Ivy Drexler

Mel Butcher with other founding TBAEP at USF Officers
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