Mass Audubon’s new president will be Henry George Tepper, the environmental group announced this morning.
Tepper is currently the Chief Conservation Officer and a Partner at Patagonia Sur, LLC, a company that invests in, protects, and enhances ecologically significant properties in Chilean Patagonia. He has significant experience in land protection and advocacy, a press release announcing his appointment says, and was a former vice president of state programs for the National Audubon Society where he oversaw nine state programs in the eastern United States, as well as the organization’s Atlantic Flyway Conservation Initiative.
Prior to working at the National Audubon Society, Tepper spent 13 years at The Nature Conservancy, serving for one year as Director of International Programs, Eastern US Region; eight years as State Director for New York; and four years as State Director for New Hampshire.
Tepper holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from Cornell University. He and his wife, Jane Henoch, a nurse practitioner, have two children, Katherine 19, and Miles 16. He comes from a family of birders and in part credits his lifelong commitment to conservation to his childhood visits to Mass Audubon sanctuaries and excursions on Monomoy and South Beach in Chatham with Mass Audubon staff.
Tepper will take over the leadership of Mass Audubon from Laura Johnson, who will be stepping down after 14 years as President. He will start on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
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