Ross Vincent is a retired chemist and chemical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in environmental protection, most of them as a public interest advocate. He has served as a consultant and advisor at every level from the United Nations to local neighborhoods.
He is currently Chair of the Sangre de Cristo Group and has been a member of the Group Executive Committee for most of the past 20 years. He is also a member of the Club’s national Water Sentinels Program Team and was recently appointed to the Citizens Advisory Group of the new Fountain Creek Watershed District.
In the past, he has chaired the Club’s statewide Rocky Mountain Chapter, and he has served on and chaired a number of national Sierra Club committees, teams and task forces.
He has been the architect of several of the Club’s most important environmental victories in southern Colorado in recent years, including safer destruction of the Army’s chemical weapons stored near Pueblo and better protection for Fountain Creek. He has been twice named the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Conservationist of the Year and received the Club’s national Environmental Alliance Award in 2004 for his work in building effective coalitions.