AMC RESEARCH DIRECTOR HONORED

by Christian Mower on March 11, 2013

THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB IS RECOGNIZING A LONGTIME EMPLOYEE FOR HIS EXEMPLARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH KENNETH KIMBALL WAS PRESENTED WITH THE ANDY FALENDER PRIZE IN FEBRUARY OF 2013.

KIMBALL – A RESIDENT OF JACKSON WHO HAS WORKED FOR THE AMC SINCE 1983 – IS THE SECOND RECIPIENT OF THE AWARD, NAMED IN HONOR OF FORMER AMC PRESDIENT ANDREW FALENDER, WHO RETIRED IN 2012 AFTER HEADING THE AMC FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

THE AWARD RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING, SUSTAINED LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, CONTRIBUTION AND COMMITMENT TO THE ANNUAL OBJECTIVES AND LONG TERM GOALS OF THE AMC, THE COUNTRY’S OLDEST CONSERVATION AND RECREATION ORGANIZATION.

KIMBALL IS SPECIFICALLY RECOGNIZED FOR HIS WORK IN NEGOTIATING AGREEMENTS FOR THE RELICENSING OF FEDERAL DAMS – EFFORTS THAT ENHANCED RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSERVED LAND. IN ADDITION, HE’S RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SPECIES PRESERVATION AND ALPINE ECOLOGY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLUB, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.outdoors.org.