NAEP Fellows

NAEP Fellow Members are awarded by the Board of Directors to members who have made significant and substantial contributions to the growth and development of the NAEP. View more information about each Fellow.



Audrey Binder

"It’s hard to believe I’ve been involved with the NAEP since 1978 and for my entire professional career." - Audrey Binder

Audrey Binder became involved with the NAEP when a friend asked her to help plan the program for one of NAEP’s first conferences. Two years later she joined the NAEP in 1980, and the rest is history. Audrey was an elected Board Director from 1981 – 1996. She's been on numerous committees over the years, and chair of several, including Membership, Zirzow Student Award, Fellows, and Awards. She has been NAEP President for 2 terms, Vice-President for 4 terms, and Secretary for 4 terms... 

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Marc Bruner

Marc Bruner likes to think of himself as an early example of a vertically integrated member of NAEP. From a position of the President of a local Chapter covering a five-county region in southeast Florida, Marc had the opportunity to move up to being the President of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP). After serving as a Chapter Representative on the NAEP Board, he then had the privilege of serving as President of NAEP. This gave Marc a wonderful opportunity to see the benefits of NAEP through all its levels of interaction with its members. It also let him see the different challenges faced at the local, state and national level to provide service, value and opportunities for the membership of NAEP.

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John Daugherty

A grad John invited to talk to current students told him about the NAEP. He applied and got a call from Norm Arnold inviting him to run for the Board of Directors. He went to D.C. and talked with Norm and Chuck Zirzow, and things went from there. John Daugherty was elected in what he believes was the first general membership election of Board members and was part of a group that replaced some of the original Board members. At that time, the Board consisted of 6 at-large elected members and the Chapter Rep from MD. John served on the Board for 27 years, 7 as treasurer, 1 as vice president and 2 as president.

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Ron Deverman

Ron is a Past President of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP).  He has also chaired NAEP’s national NEPA Symposium, NEPA Practice Working Group, Transportation Working Group (co-founder), and NAEP’s 2016 Annual Conference, among other positions of leadership.  Ron is a 30-year member of NAEP and currently the Chair of NAEP’s Leadership Development Initiative.  He is also a Past President of IAEP, the Illinois chapter of NAEP, founded in 1975 as one of the original three chapters of NAEP.  Ron is a Certified Environmental Professional by Eminence and a NAEP Fellow for his exemplary service and commitment to NAEP and the environmental professions.

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Bruce Hasbrouck

Bruce Hasbrouck, CEP has been a member of the NAEP since 1988, was Florida Chapter Rep 1996 – 2000 and 2012 -2014, President 2000 – 2002, and Past President 2002 – 2004. At various times Bruce has chaired the Membership, Chapters, and Student Chapter Committees as well as served on numerous other committees. He Co-chaired the 1998 and 2014 Annual Conferences and has attended most and presented at several NAEP conferences since 1992. He is currently the Parliamentarian and Past President of FAEP. He is also the Parliamentarian, has been President twice, and was one of the founding members of the Tampa Bay Chapter. 

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John Irving

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) became part of John’s professional life in 1995 when he attended the NAEP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. John has attended most annual conferences since that time. He recognized early on, that NAEP was the association for him ... he believes in its Code of Ethics, and he enjoys the people he meets and the programs and opportunities that come with membership and participation.

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Gary Kelman

Gary first found out about NAEP from a brochure on a bulletin board at his first professional employment in 1977.  He joined the Maryland Chapter shortly thereafter, rising to be its secretary in 1982, vice-president in 1983 through 1987 and president from 1988 to 1990.  The chapter expanded to the Chesapeake Chapter (incorporating Virginia and Delaware), Gary being its first president.  Gary was encouraged to run for the national NAEP board of directors in 1987 and became the national secretary in 1991, national president-elect in 1993 and was national president in 1993 to 1994 and again in 2004 through 2006.

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John Perkins

John Perkins joined NAEP in the early 1980s because of its then almost unique focus on environmental problem-solving. Very few alternatives existed, and NAEP looked like a good group. So, John joined, received The Environmental Professional, and published an article in it, which was the extent of his experience till the mid-1990s. John finally attended my first conference in response to an invitation to discuss the establishment of a body to accredit academic environmental programs.

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