Kevin Wright, Class X, Region II Representative
Vice President of Lands, SE at Oak River Farms
How did you become a part of WLI?
I was aware of WLI while at Suwannee River Water Management District. I had seen industry leaders rise after completing the program. Darrell Smith and Noah Handley asked if I would be interested in completing the program while I was a Generation Farms employee.
What does leadership mean to you?
I think of leadership as taking a team of 50 members and winning a championship; while allowing each individual member to believe that they are the sole person responsible for that result. Leadership should be the tide that rises all boats.
What are your main priorities as a member of the AAWLI BOD?
As a board member, my main priority is to create situations to allow for more connection with regional members.
What value does AAWLI provide to our members?
AAWLI provides continued contact with members of various backgrounds. These connections give us sense of place while dealing with complex problems.
What is your favorite WLI memory?
My favorite WLI memory is our trip to Washington, DC. The trip helped connect policy decisions with policy makers.
Any advice for the current class?
My advice for the current class would be to find your “Why” and be willing to say “No.”Read More