Jim O’Brien of Hopkinton has been named Director of Government Relations with the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. O’Brien has more than a decade of professional experience working within New Hampshire's political and government scene where he has been instrumental in developing and executing legislative strategies on key environmental and energy issues, most recently as executive director of Conservation NH.
“Jim possesses extensive knowledge of legislative and rulemaking process, and has earned respect from all points on the political spectrum as an experienced collaborator with a reputation of building strategic networks and providing leadership,” said Daryl Burtnett, NH State Director of The Nature Conservancy, “We are thrilled to have Jim on board at this critical time for environmental issues in our state.”
The Nature Conservancy’s former director of government relations, Joel Harrington, departed TNC for Vermont Law School.
Jim O’Brien will be located at the organization’s Concord Office as of August 15. He joins The Nature Conservancy as it celebrates 50 years of conservation in New Hampshire.
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.