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Rotary inducts two new members

By Staff | Jun 9, 2014

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown inducted two new members at its regular breakfast meeting May 27 at the Bavarian Inn.

The new members are: Walter Eifert, who lives on Whiting’s Neck in Berkeley County, and Jonathan Brown, who lives in Harpers Ferry.

Eifert is Principal Hydrologist and Vice President of ELM Site Solutions, inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC. He has over 33 years of experience in environmental engineering/consulting and is one of the leading practitioners of passive environmental treatment and remediation technologies in the world.

A native of Hershey, PA, Eifert has lived on Whiting’s Neck for 26 years. He is an Air Force veteran and has BS degree in Aquatic Biology/Chemistry and a MS degree in Hydrology, both from the University of Wyoming.

A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Business School, Brown spent his career in international financial institutions, including 35 years with the World Bank where he worked in finance and as a manager in Africa and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Retiring from the Bank in 2008, he spent a year in Geneva as Director of Country Programs for the Global Fund against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Brown is currently president of an international consulting firm, Social Risk Management, and of a local real estate investment company in West Virginia. He is currently half way through writing a book with Roger Perry on the two-hundred-year history of their church, Zion Episcopal Church of Charles Town.

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club’s membership currently totals 59.