Submitted by Capitol Land Trust
Amanda Reed has been selected as the new Executive Director of Capitol Land Trust, announced the trust’s Board of Directors today. Amanda now will focus her talents and energy on leading Capitol Land Trust in conserving lands and waters in southwest Washington counties.
During nearly a decade with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Amanda played a number of important roles, including working in the Pennsylvania Chapter to help landowners permanently conserve their lands; supporting the conservancy’s President and CEO as his Outreach Manager; and most recently, working as Policy Advisor at their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to help affect legislation regarding federal energy, transportation, and public lands policy.
“We are so excited to have Amanda at the helm of Capitol Land Trust,” said Bonnie Bunning, Chair of the Board. “She not only brings a lot of conservation expertise to the role, but also a great blend of business acumen and pure passion for protecting the lands and waters which make southern Puget Sound and southwest Washington so special.”
Reed received a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, she was Assistant Director of Longacre Expeditions, an adventure travel program for teenagers, and led programs in the Pacific Northwest.
“I am honored to join Capitol Land Trust as the new Executive Director,” said Reed. “Capitol Land Trust has a strong track record for carrying out collaborative and strategic conservation projects. I look forward to helping further this tradition and working with all members of the community, as we look ahead to the future of conservation in our region.”
About Capitol Land Trust Capitol Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to conserving and caring for the unique natural areas and working lands within southwest Washington. Since 1987, Capitol Land Trust has worked with partners to permanently protect more than 14 miles of Puget Sound shoreline and 5,000 acres in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis Counties. Capitol Land Trust’s mission is to further collaborative and strategic conservation of southwest Washington’s essential natural areas and working lands. In 2013 Capitol Land Trust earned national accreditation after evaluation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.