Craig Sears is president and owner of Sears Pool Management Consultants, a 21-year old firm specializing in the operation and management of commercial swimming pool facilities in the Atlanta metro. He received a degree in biology from Washington and Lee University and an MBA in management from Georgia State University. With more than 25 years’ experience in the aquatics industry, Sears has been a lifeguard, swim coach, swim lesson instructor, pool manager, sales manager and even a bartender before founding Sears Pool Management in 1997. Sears served as president of the GA Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and continues to serve on the state board of directors. In 2012, Sears founded the nonprofit Greater Atlanta Water Safety Alliance, a chapter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Sears received the APSP Fellows designation in 2018. He is passionate about aquatics and seeks to better the industry in the areas of safety, professionalism and minimizing environmental impact.