BENICIA, CA, November 17, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Daina Dravnieks Apple with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Apple celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Currently serving as the planning commissioner for Benicia, CA, Ms. Apple spent almost 40 years of her career with the United States Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in which she held many different roles. The most recent position she held in the service was as the director of knowledge, management, and communications from 2013 to 2015. From 2005 to 2013, she acted as the staff assistant to the deputy chief of research and development, and from 2004 to 2005, she held the same position for the deputy chief of programs and legislation in Washington D.C. Ms. Apple began her career at the U.S. Forest Service in 1975 as an economist at the Pacific Southwest Research Station in Berkeley, California.
Previously, Ms. Apple acted as the administrator of workplace relations of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region in California from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Apple served the agency in Washington, D.C. as a policy analyst from 1998 to 2002, a strategic planner of the Resources Planning Assessment staff from 1995 to 1998, and as an assistant regulatory officer from 1990 to 1995. In addition, she served as the program analysis officer of engineering and as the manager of regional land use appeals for the agency in San Francisco. Ms. Apple was a designated federal officer of the Forestry Research Advisory Council for the Secretary of Agriculture from 2006 to 2015. She was a member of the Society of American Foresters' Board of Forest Science and Technology from 2004 to 2008.
Ms. Apple graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Arts in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science in 1977. She is the author of such texts as “Public Involvement in the Forest Service-Methodologies,” “Public Involvement, Selected Abstracts for Natural Resource Managers,” “The Management of Policy and Direction in the Forest Service,” “An Analysis of the Forest Service Human Resource Management Program,” and “Organization Design-Abstracts for Natural Resource Users.” Furthermore, she has authored “Social and Legal Forces Changing the Management of National Forests,” “Water and the Forest Service,” “The Forest Service as a Learning Organization,” “Evolution of U.S. Water Policy,” and “Toward a Unified Federal Policy.” She has also been a contributing editor to Women in Natural Resources since 1987.
Ms. Apple has been a member of multiple notable organizations. As a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Association, she acted as the national secretary from 1985 to 1988 following a term as the president of the Northern California Association from 1982 to 1984. Additionally, the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa commended her with the Distinguished Service Award. She was also a member of Ecological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Washington, D.C. Academy of Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Sigma Xi.
A fellow of the National Capital Society of American Foresters, Ms. Apple acted as the chair of the society in 2000. She was honored as a Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellow. She has been featured in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
A native of Kuldiga, Latvia, Ms. Apple spends her spare time enjoying ballroom dancing, tennis, film, and engaging in politics. She is married to Martin Apple and has one child, Almira Moronne.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Apple has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.
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