The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts Announces Additions to its Board of Trustees

Thomas Jones is new board chair.

BOSTON, MA | March 05, 2013

The Nature Conservancy is honored to announce its new board chairman and new members of its Board of Trustees:

Thomas O. Jones, of Andover: After joining the Board of Trustees in 2010, Jones has taken on the role of board chairman, replacing environmental attorney Jeff Porter, who served as chairman for four years. Jones is president of eLanes, a food services company, and has spent over 12 years at Harvard Business School and Sloan School teaching service management and marketing. Since 2002, he has served on the board of the Walden Woods Project, a nonprofit committed to preserving the landscapes described in Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” Jones has served on the boards of the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Massachusetts High Tech Council.

Maura FitzGerald, of Boston: CEO of Version 2.0 Communications, FitzGerald has more than 20 years of experience in strategic public relations and brand marketing. Prior to founding Version 2.0, Fitzgerald founded and managed FitzGerald Communications a Boston-based public relations agency that worked in the high-tech business sector for more than 15 years. FitzGerald has served on the Board of Trustees at Eagle Hill School for nearly 10 years, as well as the Board of Directors of Boston Cyberarts and the Corporate Advisory Council of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

William R. Moomaw, of Medford: Moomaw is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University and professor of international environmental policy. His research focuses on integrating science and technology into international agreements, and addressing climate change, energy policy, nitrogen pollution, forests, fisheries and biodiversity. He has been a lead author on five Intergovernmental Panels on Climate Change reports and advises governments, global institutions, corporations, and the State of Massachusetts Moomaw serves on numerous boards of environmental organizations, including Earthwatch Institute, the Consensus Building Institute, Woods Hole Research Center and The Climate Group.

“We’re thrilled that these distinguished individuals have committed to serve on the Board of Trustees in Massachusetts,” said Wayne Klockner, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. “Each brings valuable strengths, skills, and talents to The Nature Conservancy, as well as a personal passion for the natural world to help us provide lasting conservation solutions in Massachusetts and beyond.”

The guidance of the Board of Trustees is critical to the continued success of The Nature Conservancy. The Massachusetts Board of Trustees works to further the mission of the organization by leveraging the diverse strengths of trustees in areas such as business, science, and policy. Specifically, Trustees advise on strategic issues, assist in setting goals, and act as ambassadors, conservationists, and fundraisers.

The full Board includes Chair Tom Jones, Vice-Chairs David Leathers and Marilyn Sarles. Members are Jose Alvarez, Paul Bakstran, Marcella Boelhouwer, Sarah Hunt Broughel, Charles Carlson, Linda Deegan, Bob Durand, Paul Elias, Maura FitzGerald, Bink Garrison, Boyd Kynard, Brian Mazar, Nina McIntyre, Arlene McLaren, Jeff Porter, William Moomaw, Katherine Putnam, Alice Richmond, and Michael Ringel. Trustee Emeritus are Robert Ackerman, Tess Bramhall, Ursula Cliff, Richard Forman, Bobbie Hallig, Pam Kohlberg, George Lovejoy, Jr., Paul Maeder, and Howard Stevenson.

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

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James Miller
Media Relations Manager
The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts

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