Bruce C. Alt recently joined the staff of The Nature Conservancy Mississippi Chapter as Director of Conservation.
A forester by education and training, he most recently served as Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA). Prior to his service with MFA, he was Southcentral Technical Division Manager of the Forest Resources Association (formerly known as the American Pulpwood Association).
Earlier in his career, he held a variety of forest and business management positions with Westvaco Corporation’s Timberlands and Fine Papers Divisions in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Maryland.
Alt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources Management from West Virginia University which led to a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.
He is a graduate of the Center for Leadership Development’s Institute for Organization Management, a six-year professional development program for association professionals sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Alt is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a professional credential from the American Society of Association Executives based on demonstrated skill in leadership, activity in community affairs and expertise in association management.
“I am excited to be part of such an incredible team,” Alt said. “We are continuing to build on the great work started in the 1970s protecting the Pascagoula River. Now our efforts occur across the state, and involve marine and terrestrial projects as well as those focused on freshwater.”
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.