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Adam McLane

State Director, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

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Adam McLane State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Missouri. © Slava Bowman

Areas of Expertise

conservation partnerships, organizational effectiveness


ph. 314-968-1105


As Missouri state director for The Nature Conservancy, Adam McLane heads a statewide team of scientists, conservation experts and support staff whose work protects Missouri’s natural resources and some of our state’s most iconic landscapes.

Adam has been a leader throughout his career. He has well over a decade of management experience and has successfully led a variety of complex projects surrounding urban and conservation initiatives related to city planning, youth education, and community engagement and outreach.

Before joining the TNC team in Missouri, he worked as the Conservancy’s director of operations and strategic engagement in Indiana. In that role he oversaw the financial, administrative and marketing functions for the Indiana program, effectively broadening support for conservation throughout the state.

Prior to his employment with the Conservancy, Adam gained a tremendous amount of management experience in the private sector, developing exceptional skills in strategic planning, team building and results-oriented leadership. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  

A native of Indiana, Adam resides in St. Louis and enjoys hunting, fly-fishing and camping with his family. He is passionate about keeping Missouri’s natural wonders healthy today and for future generations.

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