Coastal Plains Chapter Board

Message from the Chair

I am happy and excited to serve as the Chair for the Coastal Plains Chapter in 2020. We will continue to pursue the Chapter’s goal of providing a neutral forum for AWMA members to exchange ideas locally and to promote educational programs for members and students. These goals are accomplished with the support of all members and I encourage you to get involved or stay involved.

Our successful Scholarship Program and Annual Joint Florida/Alabama Technical Conference are examples of programs that continue to support our goals. Our Students and Young Professionals (YPs) are key to our Chapter’s future success and we plan to support programs which will encourage the participation of our younger members such as the Student Environmental Challenge at the Florida Section level and YP Networking Events. Please browse our website for additional information about our Chapter and feel free to contact me at with any thoughts, suggestions or questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our 31st Annual Joint Florida/Alabama Technical Conference in Pensacola June 2020.

Susan Butler-Kennedy, QEP

Meet the Coastal Plains Chapter Board

Term End Date: December 2020

In bold text below each Board Member is a “Fun Fact”

Susan Butler-Kennedy

Gulf Power Company

First job out of college was on a shrimp boat

Jill Johnson

Immediate Past Chair

Loves superhero movies

Richard Brown

Prime AE Group 

Enjoys fishing, boating, and hiking with family

Cheyenne Whitmire


 Greg Terry

Gulf Power Company

Biked Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Rainier – but only downhill

Debbie Hitchcock

Advanced Environmental Technologies, LLC

Has a black belt in Taekwondo

Dr. Phillip Schmutz

UWF Coordinator
University of West Florida

Michael Weeden

University of West Florida Graduate

Enjoys building computers 

Lori Kress

Ascend Materials

 Benjamin Stewart

Trinity ADC

Never metamorphic I didn’t like

Amy Mixon


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