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The Nature Conservancy on Long Island Appoints New Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Andrew Steffan, long-time supporter, to lead Board

East Hampton, New York | January 17, 2013

The Nature Conservancy announced today the appointment of its new chairman of the board, Andrew Steffan. Steffan begins a two-year term effective immediately and succeeds Jeff Hughes who is retiring after nine years as chairman.
Steffan has been a supporter of The Nature Conservancy since 1995. He joined the Long Island Chapter Board in 2002 and has served as Treasurer since 2004. He is a member of the Conservancy’s Financial Committee and served as co-lead of the Sustainability Task Force.
“We are delighted to welcome Andy as our new chairman,” said Nancy Kelley, executive director. “His long business career as well as his not-for profit experience will enable him to provide knowledgeable and inspired leadership as we continue with land protection and implement our water quality restoration efforts across Long Island.”
“I’m honored to take on this leadership role for The Nature Conservancy on Long Island,” said Steffan. “I look forward to working with our outstanding staff and continuing the excellent program former board chair Jeff Hughes has led so successfully.”
Steffan is a retired Managing Director of Citigroup. Steffan is a Vice Chair of Franklin & Marshall College, Trustee Emeritus of the Allen-Stevenson School and past Director of the Bridgehampton Historical Society. He is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Patsy, divide their time between Bridgehampton and Manhattan.

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