Sudbury Valley Trustees proudly announces that Lisa Vernegaard has become its 7th Executive Director, succeeding Ron McAdow, who recently stepped down after 10 years of successful leadership.
“We are delighted to welcome Lisa as our new Executive Director,” says Colin Anderson, President of Sudbury Valley Trustees’ Board of Directors. “It is a testament to our strong reputation in the land protection community that we received such a rich and diverse pool of applicants for this important position. Lisa brings a proven track record of leadership in land and wildlife conservation, and we are confident she will help us build on the many accomplishments made during Ron’s tenure.”
A long-time Massachusetts resident and passionate conservationist, Lisa most recently served as a Vice President at The Trustees of Reservations, the world’s oldest regional land trust. During her 20+ year tenure at The Trustees, she lead the organization’s work to conserve natural and cultural landscapes, protect and manage working farms, and reduce its own carbon footprint.
Prior to working at The Trustees of Reservations, Lisa worked as a land manager for the Commonwealth, as an educator on Thompson’s Island in Boston Harbor, and for the United States Forest Service in Utah. She is most familiar with SVT’s work, having served as chair of its stewardship committee from 2003 to 2008.