Submitted by Kurt Newman, Great Lakes Science Center
As I sit here thinking about next week and what I'll be saying at the award ceremony when I pass along yours and my own Leadership Coin to some very deserving individuals, I realized that I wanted to send you a thank you as well! You have truly modeled excellence in leadership during our work together over these last couple of years, *David, and your patient mentoring of my own skills have made me a more valuable asset to USGS and a better person. For that I am grateful, my friend. Thank you.