Carlene Taggart Bahler is the Chair of AEMI. She is also the President of JT&A, Inc. and has led programs drawing together diverse stakeholders and creating education and outreach products for more than 30 years. She has served as a leader in the mitigation and ecosystem banking industry since its beginning as the host of the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference , the well-known and respected independent and balanced annual forum convening more than 500 attendees at various locations within the United States.
George Kelly serves as the CEO and Founder of Bespoke Mitigation Partners and Partner of Earth & Water Strategies. Prior to forming BMP, Mr. Kelly served as the Chief Market Officer for Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) since 2014. Mr. Kelly also remains on the Board of Directors for RES. After the acquisition of EBX by RES in 2014, Mr. Kelly was charged with leading market initiatives for RES. This included the expansion of market initiatives in states where RES had existing operations, with a focus on expanding wetland, stream, nutrient and species offset markets. In addition, it involved expanding the RES platform geographically and diversifying the client base. In this capacity, Mr. Kelly spearheaded RES’ efforts to open nutrient and stormwater markets in the Chesapeake Bay Region; species markets in the Appalachian, Western and Mid-Western U.S.; stream markets in Texas and the western U.S.; and wetland and stream restoration projects for water quality and carbon markets.
It is with great sadness we lost Stuart Haney on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Stuart gave his "ALL" to AEMI. A forward thinking and out-of-the-box visionary, Stuart saw AEMI strengthening investment in the environment by connecting the "silos" and supporting proven science and tools. More on Stuart below.
Former General Counsel, Jack Kent Cooke Incorporated and
Founding Board Member, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Stuart Haney previously served as in-house counsel to Jack Kent Cooke and his companies including The Washington Redskins, The Chrysler Building (New York), Cooke CableVision, The Los Angeles Daily News, and Elmendorf Farm (a thoroughbred racing and breeding operation located in Lexington, Kentucky). Stuart served as Co-Executor of Jack Kent Cooke’s estate and formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Salamander