Our Champions of the Chesapeake

The Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program for its creative approach to conserve habitat and biodiversity across a 385,000-mile corridor in the Chesapeake.

Accepted by Kristin Thomasgard-Spence

Accepted by Larry Selzer

The Conservation Fund for its signature commitment to conserve naturally and culturally important land across the Chesapeake and along the John Smith Chesapeake Trail.

Ecosystem Investment Partners for their leadership to create new models of working capacity to finance results-focused restoration and conservation here in the Chesapeake.

Accepted by Nick Dilks

Recognition of Superintendent Chuck Hunt from National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office for his years of work and dedication to the Chesapeake. We wish him luck in his new assignment as Superintendent of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.


Public Service Champions:

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (accepted by his wife, Dorothy McAuliffe)

Philanthropic Champion:

Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, accepted by Sarah Miller Coulson

Corporate Champion:

Microsoft Corporation, accepted by Fred Humphries

2016 Public Servant Champions:

President & CEO Joel Dunn’s 2015 Champions of the Chesapeake Remarks

Public Service Champion

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis


Individual Champion

Dr. Mamie Parker

Corporate Champion

ESRI accepted by Kurt Schwoppe and Lori Pelech


Public Service Champion:

(Photo by Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington, Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Office.)

The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, U.S. Senator (accepted by Linda Prochaska)

Individual Champion:

Keith Campbell

Corporate Champion:

Skyline Technologies Solutions accepted by Peter Hollenbach