Land Trust Alliance Announces Chase Warden As New Chief Operating and Financial Officer

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Accomplished Leader Has Long Championed Land Conservation

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Land conservation is more than just beneficial to our society – it’s essential.

The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today announced that Chase Warden has assumed the role of chief operating and financial officer.

“Mr. Warden comes to us with the highest recommendations and an accomplished record,” said Andrew Bowman, Alliance president. “And he knows how to swim, which is good, because this is a complicated organization working with a new strategic plan, and we’ve thrown him in the deep end. But he’s keeping his head above water and thinking about the best ways to help ensure we continue to advance land conservation priorities.”

Warden most recently served as director of finance and operations at The Nature Conservancy, where he has worked in various capacities since 2005. While leading a team that supported a global marketing division with 300 staff and a $100 million budget, Warden developed a new financial model for the U.S membership program. His changes increased investment, reduced financial risk and improved governance through advisory committee oversight.

As chief operating and financial officer at the Alliance, Warden oversees day-to-day operations while working closely with Bowman to evaluate and recommend improvements to internal systems, policies and procedures. Warden, who earlier in his career served as director of finance and operations at The Nature Conservancy’s offices in Montana, worked with land trusts there and knows first-hand the impact of their work on local communities.

“Land conservation is more than just beneficial to our society – it’s essential,” he said. “Working for the Land Trust Alliance and its 1,000 member land trusts is an honor. Together, I know our community can grow to include new audiences as more people discover the value of our work.”

Warden holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and biology from the University of Wisconsin. He also previously served on the board of EarthShare, a nonprofit that creates employee engagement partnerships to advance sustainability goals, community improvement and environmental protection.

About the Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at http://www.landtrustalliance.org.

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