Management Board

The Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) Management Board provides a venue for the larger partnership to have input on the overall direction of the joint venture and approve funding for conservation projects. Members also serve as ambassadors for their organizations and other public, private and political leaders. The Management Board meets twice each year in January and June.

Dan Snodgrass, Chairman
Associate Director of Land Conservation
The Nature Conservancy

Tammy VerCauteren, Vice-chair
Executive Director
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Jeff Ver Steeg, Treasurer
Assistant Director of Research, Policy & Planning
Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Eric Banks
Kansas State Conservationist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Kari Smith Gibson
Director, Federal Government Affairs
ConocoPhillips

Elise Goldstein
Wildlife Biologist
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

Martin Grenier
Manager of Conservation Programs for Colorado and Wyoming
Ducks Unlimited

Jared McJunkin
Conservation Field Supervisor, Western U.S.
National Wild Turkey Federation

Todd Merendino
Manager of Conservation Programs for Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico
Ducks Unlimited

Scott Parry
Northwest Region Supervisor
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Clint Riley
Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region

Steve Riley
Regional Director
Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever

Matt Smith
Wildlife Section Chief
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism

Billy Tarrant
Regional Director, Trans Pecos and Panhandle Region
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Rick Truex
Regional Wildlife Program Leader, Rocky Mountain Region
U.S. Forest Service

Steve Tryon
Field Manager
Bureau of Land Management

Rod Winkler
Director of Conservation Programs
USDA Farm Service Agency

Vacant
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Vacant
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southwest Region