The Southeastern Bat Diversity Network was founded in 1995 at the North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR). Bat biologists, land managers and others interested in the conservation of bats that occur in the southeastern United States constitute the membership. The SBDN was formed to facilitate communication within the region, identify priorities and needs specific to the southeastern US and develop and implement programs that address regional bat conservation needs. 

Until 2010, SBDN was directed by a President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and a 10 member Board of Directors. In 2010, SBDN underwent a major reorganization that resulted in new Bylaws. The most recent version can be downloaded here. Under the new bylaws, SBDN is now directed by an Executive Committee (EC) consisting of a President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Past President, Secretary, and Board Member at Large. A complete description of the EC positions is provided in the Bylaws document. The current EC position are listed below.

Meet Our Team

Steve Samoray

Steve Samoray

Past President

ssamoray@copperheadconsulting.com

Holly Ober

Holly Ober

President

holly.ober@oregonstate.edu

Scott Bergeson

Scott Bergeson

President Elect

smbergeson@gmail.com

Luke Dodd

Luke Dodd

Treasurer

luke.dodd@eku.edu

Sue Cameron

Sue Cameron

Secretary

susan_cameron@fws.gov

Jennifer Kindel

Jennifer Kindel

Member At Large

KindelJ@dnr.sc.gov