Ronald Schmalzle inducted Jay Morrow into the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors at its July meeting.
Morrow had been an associate director since 2017 and has served as treasurer since 2018. He has a strong background in insurance and finance, with a heavy emphasis on analytical work. He holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from the School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University. He worked at American International Group (AIG) since 1980, most recently serving as senior vice president and international finance chief actuary until he retired in 2017. Prior to this, he worked briefly for Reliance Insurance Company.
Morrow and his wife, Cathe, had a vacation house in Hemlock Farms since 1991 and moved there full-time in 2015.
Also at the July directors' meeting, summer intern Anton Adams gave a presentation on soil health and the types of soils found in Pike County. He completed a project about soil health during his eight-week tenure through the State and Local Internship Program.