Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund is excited to announce the selection of Adam Thada as their new President. With ten years of experience in the conservation and sustainability field, Thada brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the organization.

Thada comes to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund most recently from the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITR) where he served as the Sustainability Manager. Prior to the ITR, he served as the Director of Ecological Relationships for The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in Donaldson.

Thada is Vice President and founding member of the Marshall County Parks and Recreation Board.  In addition, he was a part of 2019 Leadership Marshall County, a 2021 Hoosier Resilience Hero from IU Environmental Resilience Institute, a 2019 Partners for Clean Air from Michiana Area Council of Governments and a 2018 Friends of Conservation from Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Adam to our team.” says Abbe Starr, LMEF Chair. Starr also noted that “his approach, experience and mindset align perfectly with our mission and objectives. We are confident he will lead us well.”

Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund Inc. (“LMEF”), including the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council (“LMEC”), established in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Lake Maxinkuckee and its surrounding watershed clean, healthy and safe through research, education and collaboration.  Learn more about Lake Maxinkuckee, LMEF, LMEC and how you can get involved at