Clark Dougherty Joins Nature Conservancy Board

Vice President of General Motors North America Joins The Nature Conservancy

LANSING, MI | April 23, 2012

The Nature Conservancy recently welcomed attorney and business leader Lucy Clark Dougherty to its Michigan Board of Trustees.

Clark Dougherty brings her leadership experience to the board, having held executive leadership roles in both the public and private sector. Currently, Lucy Clark Dougherty is Vice President and General Counsel for General Motors North America, a position she has held since March 2011.

“Lucy shares our values when it comes to protecting Michigan’s environment. I look forward to her service on our board,” said Helen Taylor, state director in Michigan for The Nature Conservancy. “We’re very impressed with her skills and talent, and look forward to years of her volunteer service to our board.”

Clark Dougherty previously served as General Counsel of President George W. Bush’s Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS’ first Chief Legal Officer, and Counselor to Secretary Tom Ridge. Prior to joining DHS, she served in the Office of Homeland Security, Executive Office of the President of the United States. In 2001, Ms. Clark Dougherty was on President Bush’s Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Justice as the lead Administration official in the Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Subsequent to her government service, Dougherty was a national consultant, leading anti-money laundering investigations, as well as reviews of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-money laundering compliance/audit systems.

Clark Dougherty received an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She serves as a director for the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in New York and now lives in Metamora, Michigan.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters around the world for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its 1 million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 120 million acres worldwide, including 360,000 acres in Michigan. The Nature Conservancy is working to make the Great Lakes watershed among the most effectively managed ecosystems on Earth. For more information, visit

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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