Corry Cloward is a principal of Provo, Utah-based ClowardH20, a division of Cloward & Associates, which provides engineering and design services for water-related projects. He has 19 years? experiencedesigning waterparks, resort pools, andwaterpark rides, with projects in 14 foreign countries and 12 U.S. states.
valign="top" width="50%">Dr. Randy Schaeffer has an extensive scientific background in water quality. He was a researcher at the Environmental Protection Agency and an environmentalist at the Shelby County Health Department in Tennessee. Now he?s the executive manager of commercial pools and spas at Delta UV in Gardena, Calif.
Aquatic risk management expert Shawn DeRosa , JD, is founding principal of Boston-based DeRosa Aquatic Consulting. He has more than 20 years? experience and is the former Northeast regional director of the National Recreation and Park Association. He?s also an Aquatics International ?Power 25? honoree.
Mark Hatchel is a vice president and senior projectmanager at Kimley-Horn and Associates in Irving, Texas. In his 25-plus years of design, he?s completed more than 150 award-winning projects. This year, he was named to Aquatics International?s ?Power 25.?
Franceen Gonzales is vice president of risk management at Great Wolf Resorts, based in Madison, Wis. Gonzales is a licensed Ellis & Associates Instructor Trainer, CPO, AFO and Certified Food Manager. She serves the industry as chairwoman of the World Waterpark Association?s Board of Directors and is secretary for ASTM F24 committee, which writes safety standards for the amusement industry.
As studio director and partner at St Louis-based Counsilman-Hunsaker, Scott Hester has worked on aquatic projects, including municipal pools, recreation centers and collegiate-level facilities. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Hester was one of Aquatics International?s ?Power 25? in 2006.
Over a span of nearly 50 years, Johnny Johnson has been a student, teacher and now owner of Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, Calif. A charter member and past president of the U.S. Swim School Association, Johnson now is president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. He created the Safer 3 Program, a multilayered approach to drowning prevention, and established the Swim for Life Foundation.
As aquatics specialist for YMCA of the USA, Kay Smiley oversees more than 2,600 pool facilities. With more than 26 years? aquatics experience, Smiley got her start at YMCAs in Dallas, San Diego and St. Louis. She is an Aquatics International ?Power 25? honoree.
Founder/executive director of the nonprofit Professional Pool Operators of America in Newcastle, Calif., Kent Williams is a 32-year industry veteran. He wrote the National Recreation and Park Association?s Aquatic Facility Operator textbook and training program. Today he writes and publishes the Pumproom Press.