The Trust for Public Land


" Since its founding in 1972, The Trust for Public Land has completed 5,000 park-creation and land conservation projects across the United States, protected over 3 million acres, and helped pass more than 500 ballot measures—creating $70 billion in vot...





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Diane Regas
President & CEO

Diane Regas

Jim Obendorf
SVP & Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Patricia Watson
SVP & Chief Philanthropy Officer
Luis Benitez
Chief Impact Officer
D. Malcolm Carson
SVP & General Counsel
Adrian Benepe
SVP & Director, National Programs
Bill Lee
SVP, Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations
Jeff Danter
SVP, Field Programs
Howard Frumkin
SVP & Director of the Land & People Lab
Brendan Shane
Climate Director
Linda Hwang
Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation
George Dusenbury
VP, Southern Region & Georgia State Director
Guillermo Rodriguez
VP, Pacific Region & California State Director
Jim Petterson
VP, Mountain West Region & Colorado & Southwest Region Director
Walker Holmes
VP, Mid-Atlantic Region & Connecticut State Director
Lea Hong
AVP, Hawai’i State Director
Sophie Harris Vorhoff
AVP, Minnesota State Director
Betsy Cook
AVP, Maine State Director
Shelby Semmes
VP, New England Region & Vermont & New Hampshire State Director
Dick Dolan
AVP, Northern Rockies Director
Owen Franklin
VP, Great Lakes Region & Pennsylvania State Director
Robert Kent
AVP, Texas State Director
David Patton
VP Center of Strategic Leadership & National Lands Initiative Director
Scott Dvorak
AVP, New Jersey State Director
Caroline O'Boyle
AVP, Illinois State Director
Cary Simmons
Director, Community Strategies
Mitsu Iwasaki
AVP & Northwest Director
Tamar Renaud
AVP & New York State Director
Annie Smith
Senior Director of Board Strategy & Operations
Mitchel Hannon
GIS Program Director
Danielle Denk
Senior Director, Community Schoolyards Initiative
Jodi Valenta
Massachusetts State Program Director
Ken Lucero
Indigenous & Tribal Communities Director
Pooja Sarin Tandon
Health Director
Kristin Kovalik
Oregon State Program Director
Tara Alderfer
Advisor, Colorado & Southwest