Chairman of the Board and Board Member Dr. Warner serves as SWIIM’s Chairman and member of the board. A leading entrepreneur and philanthropist, he spent 30 years as an exploration geologist with his work culminating in his discovery and participation in Jonah Field and the first commercial development of Pinedale Field, located adjacent to Jonah Field in Sublette County, Wyoming. Jonah and Pinedale combined is the third largest gas accumulation ever discovered within the continental United States..
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member Mr. France serves as SWIIM’s Chief Executive Officer and board member. He has been involved in agricultural development ventures including water rights, land and natural resources. Mr France has also assisted companies at a senior level in organization, management, strategy and capital development activities in the food service, broadcast, agriculture and technology sectors.
Chief Scientist and Board Member Mr. Stollar serves as SWIIM’s Chief Scientist and board member. He has served as a consultant providing project management and technical assistance on projects related to groundwater resources, financial allocation of responsibility for remediation, contaminant hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, monitoring, aquifer remediation and the environmental impact of hazardous materials for a wide range of clients throughout the United States.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary to the Board Mr. Cohen serves as SWIIM’s CFO, Treasurer and Secretary to the board. He has been a financial consultant for several real estate, water rights and natural resource development projects based throughout the western United States. Mr. Cohen possesses an extensive background in business administration and corporate finance.
Board Member Mr. Puglia serves as an independent board member and advisor for SWIIM. He currently serves as Western Growers Association’s Executive Vice President. Mr. Puglia joined Western Growers in 2005, leading the association’s state government affairs team and media communications staff on behalf of the association’s 2,500 members in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
Board Member Mr. Costa serves as a board member and advisor for SWIIM. Mr. Costa is Chairman of Costa Asset Management and co-founder of Australia’s largest grower and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the agricultural industry throughout the United States and Australia.
Board Member Mr. Lenaghan serves as a board member and advisor for SWIIM. Mr. Lenaghan is co-founder and Managing Director of goFARMAustralia Pty (“goFARM”), based in Australia. goFARM is an agricultural property developer and manager, focused on delivering investment-grade agricultural assets. goFARM is also an investor in water rights.