Two Business Leaders Join Pennsylvania Board of The Nature Conservancy

Leading Conservation Organization Welcomes New Trustees from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Harrisburg, PA | August 08, 2013

The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Board of Trustees welcomes two new members to its ranks—now totaling 15 leaders from across the state.

Susan Doering and David Schlendorf were voted onto the state 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.

“The Nature Conservancy relies upon many supporters and partners to help develop solutions to the most challenging environmental problems facing Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Bill Kunze, the Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Executive Director. He continued, “Trustees provide strategic leadership and important connections, both of which are crucial to furthering our mission. We’re pleased to welcome Susan and David to our team of most trusted advisers.”

Susan Doering is a Vice President and Director at Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), where she runs the environmental underwriting division and leads the company’s sustainability group, GreenPHLY. The Pennsylvania native has dedicated her career to the environmental field, starting in human health risk assessment for a major national environmental consulting firm before moving into environmental insurance. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in the West Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband, John, and their three children.

David Schlendorf recently retired from his role as President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems. He held a number of commercial and technical positions over his 39-year career with Alcoa, and spent almost 20 years living and working in Europe running these businesses. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and has been a longtime contributor to and supporter of the Conservancy. David and his wife Nancy divide their time between Pittsburgh and Vail, Colorado.

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 To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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Maggie Foote
The Nature Conservancy
(610) 834-1323, ext 103

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