Triangle Land Conservancy announces new executive director
Raleigh, NC – Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) has tapped Chad Jemison to serve as its executive director. Jemison is a 15-year veteran in the environmental field, most recently working with Scenic Hudson Land Trust in New York. Prior to that experience he headed the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station also in New York.
“Chad Jemison brings to TLC a laser sharp vision and strategy for increasing the capacity of our organization, in spite of the current economic climate. The board of directors is pleased to work with him in our goal to increase the pace of land protection for the benefit of all Triangle residents,” says Larry Tombaugh, chairman.
“I’m very excited to join Triangle Land Conservancy,” says Jemison. “Given the development pressures in the six-county region of the Triangle, TLC’s work to protect drinking water, local farms, wildlife habitat and create nature preserves for the public’s enjoyment could not be more pressing. I look forward to working with the board, the staff, supporters, local landowners and key partners to protect more land, for more people, in the region.”
Jemison studied philosophy and environmental studies at Colgate University, and later completed a year-long graduate-level program at Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, WY. He is also an alumnus of Colorado Outward Bound School and the National Outdoor Leadership School. It was in the Tetons where he met his wife, Lisa, and they have two daughters.
"All I want is to sit on my porch and see tomorrow what I see today...and I want my grandchildren to see it too."