2020 Annual Meeting
2020 Wentworth Watershed Association Annual Meeting
Recorded: Aug 8, 2020 08:50 AM
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New Board Member Bios
Rich is the leader of Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his legal practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. Rich has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill, The National Journal, Washington SmartCEO, Super Lawyers, Washingtonian and The Washington Business Journal.
He served in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) as his advisor on environmental affairs where he worked on issues related to the environmental side agreements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the Clinton administration, Rich was a special assistant to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner, with whom he helped develop the EPA’s Superfund reform proposal and its administrative improvements package. He also served as a career lawyer in the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of General Counsel, working on major rulemakings as well as significant Superfund cases.
Rich is on the board of several nonprofits, including the Point Breeze Homeowners Association.
Kevin graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a B.S. in Marine Transportation, a
commission as Ensign in USNR, and a USCG license as Third Mate of vessels of any gross tons
upon oceans. He worked for Sun Oil Company for three years in the foreign and domestic trades carrying bulk oil, and for Seabulk Tankers for 35 years carrying bulk oil and chemicals, the last 30 years as Master.
The vessels he commanded ranged in size from 600-800 feet long, 78-106 feet in beam and up to 45 feet in draft. As Master, Kevin was responsible for the safety and training of the crew, protection of the environment, adhering to company policy and guidelines, being attentive to both the needs and desires of the company and the charterers while adhering to the rules and regulations of the local, state, and federal governments.
Kevin has been retired for 11 years. Three years ago, he started a Youth Learn to Ski Free Day at
Abenaki Ski Area. In addition to giving less-advantaged youth the opportunity to enjoy the sport of skiing, the effort honored his late wife who was a dedicated skier. Program volunteers include members of the Wolfeboro community, many from Brewster Academy, and Kevin’s family.
Steve has been a summer resident of Lake Wentworth since the age of five. As such, he has a strong desire to preserve the quality of the lake and the surrounding land and bodies of water.
Steve has a long history of leading local retail businesses, most recently serving as General Manager of Barons Major Brands in Ossipee. Prior to that he was Owner and General Manager of Bay Street Discount in Ossipee and Wolfeboro, Owner and General Manager of the JC Penney franchise in Wolfeboro, and Owner and General Manager of the local Montgomery Ward franchise.
Steve holds a BS in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. He has a commitment to community service, serving two terms on the Wolfeboro Planning Board. He currently is a member of the Wolfeboro Budget Committee.