New Board Members Help Stroud Center Advance Mission

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Beverly M. Payton, Communications Director

Stroud Water Research Center welcomes C. Bland Dickey and Porter Schutt to its board of directors.

AVONDALE, Pa. – The staff and board of directors of Stroud Water Research Center are pleased to welcome C. Bland Dickey and Porter Schutt, who were recently elected to fill board vacancies caused by the retirement of Aldo Morell and Paul Sniegowski. Dickey began his three-year term of service at Stroud Center’s last board meeting in December. Schutt’s service will begin at the March 26 board meeting.

“Bland and Porter are both strong supporters of environmental causes and are well-informed about crucial issues for freshwater resources,” said Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D., director of Stroud Water Research Center. “I’m thrilled that they accepted positions on our board of directors.”

C. Bland Dickey has been global director for DuPont Safety, Health & Environment since 2012. He began his career at DuPont in 1980 as a design engineer at its Camden, South Carolina plant. A majority of Dickey’s career has focused on leading manufacturing operations, including four plant manager assignments in Athens, S.C., Seaford, Del., Edgemoor, Del., and Deepwater, N.J.

In addition to serving on Stroud Center’s board of directors, Dickey is an executive member of the Campbell Institute and Global Issues Forum.

“I am honored to join Stroud Center’s board of directors,” said Dickey. “Stroud Center is focused on protecting our freshwater ecosystems, through research and applied science. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to help advance this important mission.”

Porter Schutt is a portfolio manager and head of the Wilmington, Delaware office of Brown Advisory, an independent investment firm. He joined Brown Advisory after 13 years at Marvin & Palmer Associates, Inc., a global equity management firm, where he was a partner and portfolio manager for emerging markets and domestic large-cap growth equity portfolios.

In addition to serving on Stroud Center’s board of directors, Schutt serves as treasurer for Longwood Gardens and Delaware Wild Lands and on The Conservation Fund board’s finance committee. He is also a board member of the Brandywine Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the Open Space Council for the State of Delaware and an advisor to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation board of directors.

“Water is our most precious natural resource,” said Schutt. “I look forward to ensuring that Stroud Center has the resources it needs to continue its mission far into the future.

Paul Sniegowski, Ph.D., a biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, headed the science committee during his five-years of service on Stroud Center’s board. He stepped down to focus on securing grant funding for his research.

Aldo Morell, Ph.D., stepped down from Stroud Center’s board, after 10 years of service, when he retired from his position as director of North American Operations at DuPont and moved to Florida.

“We are incredibly grateful to both Aldo and Paul for their many years of service leadership,” said Sweeney. “Their vision will inspire us well into the future.”