America's Watershed Board of Directors

A diverse board includes participants from across the watershed and different sectors.

Rainy Shorey

Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, Illinois


Rainy joined Caterpillar in 2007 and has spent most of her career there as an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Professional and Manager in Central Illinois. Rainy is currently a Project Manager for New Products Introduction at Caterpillar’s Sosnowiec, Poland facility. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Rainy worked as a Professor of Natural Sciences at both Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and Illinois Central College in Peoria, Illinois.

She has extensive laboratory and field research experience, including international projects based in remote locations such as Kenya and the North Slope of Alaska. Rainy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Alma College. She completed both her Master’s and dual Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University in the areas of Fisheries and Wildlife Management; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology.