Coastal Plains Chapter Board

Message from the Chair

What an interesting time to serve as Chair of our Chapter; I continue to be happy and excited to do so in 2021. Despite a global pandemic our Chapter continues to be successful pursuing our goal of providing a neutral forum for AWMA members to exchange ideas locally and promoting 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. We successfully held our Conference virtually in 2020 and joined with the Florida Section Conference for the first time!

The pandemic has created opportunities to work in different ways and I am also happy to say that we will join forces with the Big Bend Chapter by merging the two Chapters in 2021. The Big Bend Chapter includes the Tallahassee area and this merger will not only to bring diversity to the Coastal Plains Chapter but help to revive the AWMA members in the Tallahassee area. We have already added/elected Board members from the Big Bend geographic area and are planning meetings and events for 2021.

Please browse our website for additional information about our Chapter and feel free to contact with any thoughts, suggestions or questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our 2021 meeting and events.

Susan Butler-Kennedy, QEP

Meet the Coastal Plains Chapter Board

Term End Date: December 2022

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

Cheyenne Whitmire

Eurofins Environment Testing Southeast, LLC

Susan Butler-Kennedy

Immediate Past Chair
ESC Spectrum

First job out of college was on a shrimp boat

Greg Terry


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

Debbie Hitchcock

Montrose Environmental Group

Has a black belt in Taekwondo

 Shannon Jeffries


Ashley Jansen

Florida Power & Light Company

Dr. Phillip Schmutz

UWF Coordinator/Scholarship Liasion
University of West Florida

Michael Weeden

University of West Florida Graduate

Enjoys building computers 

Joe Applegate

Director Big Bend

 Joe Ullo

Director Big Bend
Stearns Weaver Miller

Amy Mixon


Scott Sheplak

University Coordinator/Scholarship Liasion – East

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