AES Announces the Passing of Jack Broughton, Marketing Director

on June 4, 2018

Brodhead, WI – It is with great sadness that we announce that Jack Broughton, our Marketing Director, passed away on May 27, 2018, after a  brief illness.

Jack had a long career with AES. In 1996, he first partnered with Steve Apfelbaum, our founder, to create a company newsletter. In 1998, Jack joined AES full-time, splitting his time between marketing and managing the consulting practice. In his nearly 14 years with the company, Jack took on many different roles, including spearheading business development, grant writing, and leading the company’s marketing efforts. Jack was a prolific writer, authoring and editing hundreds of published articles, proposals, and marketing materials. Throughout his time with AES, Jack played an integral role in the company’s growth and success.

In his professional life, Jack was passionate about ecological restoration and journalism; in his private life, he cherished his family. His faith guided his thoughts and actions in all spheres. His final counsel: be forgiving and look for the beauty.

No words can adequately express our gratitude for the opportunity to work with and learn from Jack. We at AES plan to honor his memory with our continued dedication to the work he so loved.


About AES
Applied Ecological Services ( is a leading ecological consulting, design, and restoration contracting firm dedicated to bringing the science of ecology to land-use decisions. Founded in 1978, the company has grown to a staff of 120 with offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. AES consulting and construction professionals offer comprehensive, coordinated expertise in ecological science, natural area restoration, geospatial services, sustainable ecological engineering, and landscape architecture.

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