Clare Lindahl


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...

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

Member Service Coordinator

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

Catherine DeLong

Special Projects 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.

Jamie Nieman

Program Coordinator/Corporate Relations

Jamie Nieman is the Program Coordinator at SWCS. Her responsibilities include governance, planned giving, awards and scholarships, and the Society's Corporate Membership Program. The SWCS Corporate Membership Program is for businesses and organizations interested in seeking an identity with a respected international conservation organization. Jamie promotes partnering for shared purposes...

Jody Ogg


Jody Ogg is the Comptroller for the Soil and Water Conservation Society. She manages our finances, which includes accounts payable, grants, and payroll. She is also in charge of membership.

Courtney Slagle

Event and Professional Development Director/Executive Assistant to the CEO

Courtney Slagle 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...

Jody Thompson

Editorial Assistant

Jody is the editorial assistant at SWCS. She is in charge of manuscript tracking for the journal and the monthly SWCS newsletter called the Conservogram. Jody also edits accepted research manuscripts, assists with SWCS book publications, and makes Web updates.