Two new members bring experience in the business community and the non-profit sector to The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Board of Trustees
Mark Konen and Kimberly (Kim) C. Oxholm recently joined the board of the Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working in Pennsylvania and around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
“We’re excited to welcome Mark and Kim to our team of most trusted advisers,” said Bill Kunze, the Conservancy’s state director in Pennsylvania. “Their love for Pennsylvania’s natural resources will add fresh energy to an already enthusiastic board. And their business expertise – in the for-profit and non-profit world – will be invaluable.
“Trustees provide vital volunteer leadership to help us accomplish our mission. They are our connections to the communities in which we work and they are our strongest supporters,” Kunze said. “They help us build effective partnerships by educating their friends and networks about the work we do.”
Konen is president of the Insurance and Retirement Solutions divisions of Philadelphia-based Lincoln Financial Group and a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska. He is an active community leader, and his industry activities include serving on various committees of the American Council of Life Insurers.
Oxholm has over 30 years of leadership and participation in the non-profit, grant-making, and political communities of the Philadelphia region, with a special emphasis on fundraising, board governance, and advocacy. Along with the Conservancy, Kim is a board member of the Women Donors Network and Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania. She has also served on the boards of the Sacramento Zoo and the Philadelphia Zoo, and has been involved in many other Pennsylvania organizations.
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.