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Meet board member Floyd Rogers

Posted by Jodi Broughton at Nov 05, 2012 01:00 PM |
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He thinks changing national and local policies are important for creating real change on the ground. And he appreciates the role that Conservation Northwest plays. “Two of the things Conservation Northwest does right is being collaborative, and looking at the science. They are also out front on a lot of issues such as connecting wildlife habitat and purchasing easements on private land – they’re not just talking about it; they’re doing it,” said Floyd. “And Mitch picks his battles smartly.”

Meet board member Floyd Rogers

Floyd Rogers, ski instructor, WSU grad, tech alumni, and long-time, dedicated board member at Conservation Northwest. Thanks, Floyd!

Floyd Rogers has been on our board of directors since 2007 and was our president for two years. He’s spent his entire life in Washington State. “I joined the Conservation Northwest board to help impact conservation efforts for the entire state, especially the east side where I was born,” Floyd says. “I want to help effect changes in forest management.”

Floyd was born in Wenatchee and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He joined Boeing’s defense and space division then left after seven years for Software AG, and Microsoft soon thereafter. There he designed and programmed many systems and software applications, including 5 years working on Windows NT and supervising 10 people as a technical manager. He retired in 1996 but is now devoting time to community, family, real estate investment, and snow sports.

Meet some of our other board members profiled this summer: Andy Held, Dave Hedrick, Heidi Wills, Steve Sundquist and Michel Girard.

In fact, this winter will be his 34th at Crystal Mountain Ski Area, where he teaches skiing and snowboarding. Anytime in the winter I’m looking for Floyd on a board matter, I know I’ll have to wait for him to come down from the mountain!

After leaving Microsoft, Floyd had more time to devote to environmental issues. He thinks changing national and local policies are important for creating real change on the ground. And he appreciates the role that Conservation Northwest plays.

“Two of the things Conservation Northwest does right is being collaborative, and looking at the science. They are also out front on a lot of issues such as connecting wildlife habitat and purchasing easements on private land – they’re not just talking about it; they’re doing it,” said Floyd. “And Mitch picks his battles smartly.”

Floyd and Judy RogersFloyd gives his time to many worth causes besides Conservation Northwest. His other volunteer passion is schools; he is a long time Issaquah District volunteer.  He serves on the Washington State University (WSU) EECS Advisory Board and College of Engineering and Architecture advisory board.  He is a board member of Mountains to Sound and Forterra, and was a past steering committee member of The Cascades Conservation Partnership, which we administered.

Floyd’s wife, Judy, was also in the computer industry but has since gone back to school for teaching. She taught math in public schools for 10 years, and also volunteers in the community, serves on the board of several charitable organizations, and is also a trustee and governor of the WSU Foundation. They have two sons who attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.

Thank you, Floyd and Judy!

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