The Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy today announced that it has hired Richard I. G. Jones, Jr. as its new State Director. Mr. Jones, a Delaware attorney who has practiced in the field of corporate litigation for 18 years, is leaving the Wilmington law firm of Ashby & Geddes to replace outgoing Delaware State Director, Roger Jones.
Richard comes to the Conservancy having served for twelve years on the Environmental Committee and for two three-year terms as a trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy. Richard is also a trustee of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, Layton Preparatory School, World Affairs Council of Wilmington and Blackfeather Academy, and serves on two committees of the Delaware Nature Society. He is a former trustee of the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
“I am extremely excited and energized about taking over as Director of the Delaware Chapter for the Conservancy in early March,” said Mr. Jones. “The Nature Conservancy’s global and regional perspective and science-based approach are of critical importance to Delaware’s environmental conservation efforts. On a personal level, this marks a natural convergence of my advocacy skills and my ever increasing devotion to environmental conservation. I am extremely grateful to the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Chapter for giving me this opportunity to serve my community."
Brock J. Vinton, Chairman of the Delaware Chapter Board of Trustees and head of the search committee, noted that “this was an exhaustive and very competitive search, and all involved with the process are pleased with the result. Richie’s life-long commitment to environmental conservation, his strong advocacy background and his deep roots in our community make him ideally suited to be our next State Director.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.