During the COVID-19 outbreak, SWCS employees are working remotely, and email is the preferred method of contact at this time. You may also email swcs@swcs.org, and your message will be forwarded to the correct contact.

Clare Lindahl

CEO

Clare Lindahl is chief executive officer of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Clare is in charge of public affairs, program development, governance, and special projects. Clare became the CEO of SWCS in August of 2017. She previously served as the executive director for Conservation Districts of Iowa and as...

Courtney Allen

Event and Professional Development Director/Executive Assistant to the CEO

Courtney Allen is the event and professional development director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the executive assistant to the CEO. Courtney is the lead staff person for the SWCS Annual Conference and also manages the special conferences, workshops, distance learning, and other professional development opportunities with regional...

Annie Binder

Director of Publications/Editor

Annie Binder is director of publications at the Soil and Water Conservation Society and editor of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. She is responsible for the journal, SWCS book publishing, Web site, Conservogram newsletter, and other communications.

Erika Crady

Membership and Chapter Coordinator

Erika is the membership and chapter coordinator for SWCS. She provides and processes information on membership, chapters, subscriptions, and book orders.

Catherine DeLong

Special Projects and Policy Director

As special projects director, Catherine’s primary role is managing SWCS’s current grants, seeking out new opportunities, and also contributing to and enhancing SWCS’s advocacy and communications.

Joe Derry

Intern

In May, Joe Derry of Johnston, Iowa, joined SWCS headquarters as the Student Leader Project Intern for the summer. Joe will be focused on the development of a nonprofit program and assisting with the operations and logistics of the virtual 75th SWCS International Annual Conference. Joe has been involved in...

Joe Otto

Project Manager/Historian

Joe Otto is the project manager of SWCS. His role is managing SWCS’s current grants. In addition, he is also the historian. He is archiving and organizing the Society’s documents and historical records. He is also building interpretation of the Society’s past accomplishments for consumption by both members and general...

Jody Thompson

Editorial Assistant

Jody (JT) is the editorial assistant at SWCS. She is in charge of manuscript tracking for the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and puts together the monthly SWCS newsletter. JT also edits accepted research manuscripts, assists with SWCS book publications, and makes Web updates. In addition to her editorial...