Scot Hunsaker Resume

D. Scot Hunsaker
Curriculum Vitae

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Scot has over 30 years in the commercial swimming pool industry including design, construction administration, training and operations.  As President and CEO of Counsilman – Hunsaker he oversaw the design and construction of over 850 swimming pools throughout the United States and internationally.

Professional Experience:

Counsilman – Hunsaker – President –1989 to 2013
Counsilman – Hunsaker is an engineering firm specializing in aquatic design.  Our work included waterparks, Olympic facilities, university, and municipal parks.  Scot joined the family business in 1989 and purchased the business in 1999.  As a result of his leadership skills, the company expanded business relationships from 10 states to all 50 and three Canadian provinces, team members more than quadrupled in number and offices expanded to four locations across the U.S.  In the 2013, Scot sold the firm to his employees.

National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) – President Board of Directors – Current
NSPF® is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the public health worldwide and is the leading educator of aquatic facility operators teaching over 25,000 professionals annually from 70 countries.   NSPF is the chief philanthropic research sponsor in the aquatics field.  The Foundation has donated over $4.5 million since 2003 to fund grants to prevent illness, injury and drowning.

Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) – Board Member – Current
CMAHC is a non-profit organization created in 2014 to support and improve public health by promoting healthy and safe aquatic experiences for everyone. CMAHC serves as a national clearinghouse for input on needed improvements to the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code. The MAHC is a voluntary, science and best-practices-based guidance document that can help local and state authorities make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer.

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Recreational Water Facilities Joint Committee, Voting Member – Current
NSF/ANSI Standard 50 applies to chemicals, materials, systems and virtually every product used in recreational water facilities such as water parks, spray parks, spray pads, pools and spa.  NSF is a testing laboratory for pool and spa products.  Scot has been a member of the task force that established the standards since 2008.

Midwest Pool Management (DBA Community Recreation Systems) – President – 1993 – 2002 

CRS provided risk management and facility operation services for aquatic facilities in the St. Louis area.  We employed over 125 aquatic staff through the year and placed them in commercial facilities.

Country Hill Swim and Tennis Club – Owner/President 1990-2003

Country Hill was a family swim and tennis club in St. Louis with 600 families as members.  The facility consisted of 9 acres with seven bodies of water, five tennis courts and various other amenities.  In 2002 the property was sold to a real estate developer for a new subdivision.

The Bath & Tennis Club of West County – Owner/President 1990-2004

The Bath & Tennis of West County was a family swim and tennis club in St. Louis with 500 families as members.  The facility consisted of 8 acres with two bodies of water, four tennis courts and various other amenities.  In 1998, the club property was sold to a real estate developer.  The proceeds were reinvested as a 1031 Like Kind Exchange for an office warehouse in 1998.

Town and Country Swim Club – Owner/President 1990-1997

Town & Country was a family swim and tennis club in Collinsville, Illinois with 400 families as members.  The facility consisted of 6 acres with two bodies of water and various other amenities.  In 1997, the property was sold to a real estate developer for a new subdivision.

Park Charles Swim and Tennis Club - Owner/President 1990-1995

Park Charles was a family swim and tennis club in St. Charles with 600 families as members.  The facility consisted of 6 acres with four bodies of water, five tennis courts and various other amenities.  In 1997, the Resolution Trust Corporation became the owner of the land when the bank which owned the club land closed.  Park Charles negotiated a settlement from the RTC to terminate their land lease.

Education

Indiana University School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1986

Aquatic Project Management (partial list)

  • Boston University, MA
  • Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Allen, TX
  • Ford Community Center, MI
  • The Lodge at Des Peres, MO
  • Rolla Recreation Center, MO
  • Collins Hill Aquatic Center, GA
  • University of North Texas, TX
  • Georgia Tech, GA
  • Keller School District, TX
  • City Middleburg Heights, OH
  • Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, OK
  • Cleburne Aquatic Center, TX
  • Splash City, IL
  • Oklahoma State University, OK
  • Pirates Cove, CO
  • University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, AL
  • University of Akron, OH
  • University of West Virginia, WV
  • The Keller Point, TX
  • City of Odessa, TX
  • City of Rolla, MO
  • City of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Mansfield YMCA, OH
  • Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, OK
  • City of Kodiak, AK
  • City of Evansville, IN
  • City of McKinney, TX
  • “Splash” La Mirada Center, CA
  • City of San Jose, CA
  • Aquatic Recreation Center, MO
  • Bad Konigshofen Aquatic Center, TX
  • Bogan Park, GA
  • Brooklyn College, NY
  • Central Oahu, HI
  • City Honors, NY
  • Coppell Aquatic Center, TX
  • Geauga YMCA, OH
  • Holland Community Center, MI
  • Kenyon College, OH
  • River Chase Recreation Center, MO
  • The Ohio State University, OH
  • The Wet Zone, TX
  • University of Arizona, AZ
  • University of Limerick, Ireland

Publications

    • “Smart Water.” Aquatics International. September 2012
    • “Aquatic Facilities.” Campus Recreational Sports Facilities. 2008 & 2010
    • “Recipe for Success.” Splash and Spray. June 2007 and June 2009
    • “Dream Weaving.” Athletic Business. August 2005
    • “Riding the Waves.” Athletic Business. October 2003
    • “Rocky Mountain Reply.” Aquatics International. March 2002
    • “Accidents Will Happen.” Athletic Business. March 2002
    • “Filtration Fundamentals.” Athletic Business. December 1997
    • “Designing the Pool: Touch Pad Design and Wave Quiescence.” American Swimming. 1997
    • “Winning Pocketbook Support for Public Facilities.” Park & Recreation. February 1997
    • “Design of the Times.” ICHPER*SD. 1996
    • “Clean & Balance.” Athletic Business. March 1996
    • “Have a Plan.” Park & Recreation. February 1996
    • “Capital Improvements.” Athletic Business. October 1994
    • “Protected From the Elements.” Aquatics International. October 1994
    • “Aquatic Management, Seasonally.” Athletic Business. 1993
    • “Supersizing Your Existing Swimming Pool.” Athletic Business. 1990

Public Speaking

      • 2012 Aquatic Renewal? Revitalizing Your Pool for the Next 50 Years- National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
      • 2012 Fighting for Your Aquatic Agenda – California & Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference
      • 2011 Five Municipalities Partnering for Aquatic Success – Athletic Business Conference
      • 2011 Five Most Dangerous Trends – National Recreation and Park Association Conference
      • 2011 Creating a Formula for Success – Aquatics International Webinar
      • 2010 Future Facilities and Regulation Panel Discussion – World Health Conference
      • 2009 Forecast Success: Empowering Future Leaders for Financial Accountability – National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
      • 2009 Sustainable Revenue Planning – Missouri Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
      • 2008 Swimming Pool Technologies: Are These the Answer? Athletic Business Conference
      • 2007 Extreme Makeover: Pool Addition, Athletic Business Conference
      • 2006 Getting The Most Out of Your Aquatic Design – Athletic Business Conference
      • 2006 It’s Not A “Pool” It’s An Economic Engine – Athletic Business Conference
      • 2005 Extreme Makeover Pool Addition – National Recreation and Park Association Conference
      • 2004 Great Recreation Experiences Delivered – Athletic Business Conference
      • 2003 Successful Aquatic Design in the Details – Athletic Business Conference
      • 2002 Collegiate Athletic Recreation Facilities- Harvard Graduate School of Design
      • 2001 Avoiding Detours On The Road To A Successful Aquatic Center – National Recreation and Park Association Conference
      • 2001 Deciding To Replace or Renovate Your Aging Aquatic Center – National Intramural Recreational Sports Association
      • 2001 What Aquatic Facilities Cost And Why – Texas Recreation and Park Society
      • 1997 Including The Right People In The Aquatic Design Process – National Recreation and Park Association Conference
      • 1997 Key Note Address: A Business Approach To Leisure Facility Development, ICHPER*SD World Congress, Seoul, Korea
      • 1996 Putting It All Together – Aquatic Physical Therapy Symposium
      • 1996 Contemporary Leisure and Recreation Facility Design: Insight and Application – World Leisure & Rec. Assoc., Cardiff, Wales
      • 1995 Successful Strategies For Facility Development and Funding – Aquatic Symposium, British Columbia, Canada

Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations, Achievements & Awards

      • Editorial Committee, Official Swimming Pool Design – Compendium for Competition Swimming and Diving Pools
      • Member – National Recreation & Park Association
      • Power 25 Recipient – Name one of the industry’s most powerful professionals in Aquatics International. 2009