Owen Palm Named New Nebraska Board Chair

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce that Owen Palm assumed the chairmanship of the Nebraska Board of Trustees during its summer meeting at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center last week.

Gering, NE | June 24, 2011

Palm, a resident of Gering, Nebraska, is CEO of 21st Century Equipment, LLC, headquartered in Bridgeport, Nebraska.  The company operates 11 John Deere agricultural dealerships in western Nebraska, eastern Colorado, and western Kansas.

“One of our core values at the Conservancy is to work with people and communities, not against them. Our trustees, who come from all around the state, are vital for keeping us true to this value. As a business and community leader, as well as a farmer and rancher, Owen brings great skills and perspective to the chairman’s role,” said Mace Hack, state director.

Palm succeeds Ed Hotz, an Omaha attorney who served as Nebraska chair for three years.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve,” said Palm. “I support the ideals of The Nature Conservancy and hope that I can help the organization to achieve its conservation mission.”

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at www.nature.org. To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit www.nature.org/global. To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Jill Wells
The Nature Conservancy
1007 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 342-0282 x 1002

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