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Background Information

Employment History


Freshwater Society



Chief Financial Officer

ECM Publishers , Inc.

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

ECM Publishers , Inc.

Vice President, Finance

ECM Publishers , Inc.

Board Chair

SFM Companies


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Environment and Natural Resources Committee


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Board Member
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Board Member
Audubon Society

Board Member
History Theatre Inc

Board Member
Conservation Minnesota


business administration


University of Minnesota

Benilde High School

Web References (198 Total References)

Board of Directors [cached]

Gene Merriam, Treasurer

Gene has returned for a second stint on MCEA's board after serving as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and as a State Senator. Gene also served as the appointed environmental representative on the Minnesota Forest Resources Council and is currently President of the Freshwater Society. He previously served on the MCEA Board of Directors from 1997 through 2002. Gene was important in the passage of many pieces of vital environmental legislation in Minnesota.

Board of Directors | Minnesota [cached]

Gene Merriam Vice-Chair | Read Profile |

Gene Merriam Learn ... [cached]

Gene Merriam

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The Laker & The Pioneer | Data show positive trends in Mississippi River [cached]

But former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Gene Merriam, of the Freshwater Society, looks to the future of the Mississippi River and other waters with mixed emotions.

"It can vary day to day," Merriam, a member of the ECM Publishers board of directors, said of his belief in humanity's ability to live sustainably.
Still, history shows that commitment, good law and adequate resources can bring positive change.
"And the Mississippi is a good example," Merriam said.
Merriam portrays the agricultural industry as in denial in terms of acknowledging the threat current agricultural practices present to water.

About History Theatre | History Theatre [cached]

Gene Merriam President / Freshwater Society Gene has extensive government experience including serving as a State Senator and Commissioner of Natural Resources. He was CFO of ECM Publishers, Inc. where he is now on the Board of Directors, and is also the Board Chair at SFM Mutual Insurance Company. and the Pres. of the Freshwater Society. As a history buff he helps HT continue to educate and inspire.

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