Sunrise at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area, near Chandler, Indiana.
Sunrise in Indiana Sunrise at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area, near Chandler, Indiana. © Andrea Kappler

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James E. Page, Jr. Named Chief Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at The Nature Conservancy

Page brings wide-ranging global management, human resources, ethics, and diversity and inclusion experience to The Nature Conservancy

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James E. Page Jr. Headshot © James E. B. Page III

Today, The Nature Conservancy announced that James E. Page, Jr. will become the organization’s new Chief Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer starting November 16.  Page brings more than 20 years-experience to this role and currently serves as a strategic consultant, executive coach, and speaker for Palagn Enhancement Strategies.

“I am thrilled to be joining The Nature Conservancy at such an important time,” said Page.  “TNC has built a solid foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion and I look forward to working collaboratively with staff across the organization, the Board of Directors, trustees, and partners to create a more inclusive culture, to drive lasting and meaningful change, and to live our organizational values each and every day.”

As the new director of TNC’s global DEI office, Page will focus efforts on creating solutions at the intersection of diversity, culture, climate, inclusion, and equity.  This work is in alignment with the organization’s goals to create a world where people and nature thrive.

During his career, Page has worked to develop and implement various diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, promote ethics and diversity at global organizations, and addressed challenges and opportunities related to workforce diversity.  

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James E. Page Jr. Grand Canyon vista © James E. B. Page III

Page will report to CEO, Jennifer Morris, who said, “James brings invaluable experience to this role.  TNC is deeply committed to diversity in our workforce and with the groups and people with which we work.  James, alongside a team of dedicated and consummate professionals, will work to keep equity top of mind in our workplace culture and conservation outcomes and to ensure our staff, volunteers, members, trustees, donors, and conservation practices better reflect the diversity of people and communities we serve.”

Page began his career at Dell, Inc. first as an engineering manager and then as a senior manager for diversity, ethics, privacy, and compliance.  Following his time at Dell, Inc., Page built on his expertise and leadership within the academic and healthcare industries.  He has held senior positions at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, DaVita, Inc., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Vanderbilt University.  In addition, he provided strategic counsel to TNC’s New York Chapter on strategic DEI alignment, cultural humility, and navigating and mitigating institutional bias and racism.  

In his free time, Page is an avid runner, enjoys camping and spending time outdoors with his family, reading, and enjoys cooking.  A native of Indianapolis, IN, Page is the oldest of 5 boys, and has numerous foster brothers whom his parents have raised and welcomed into their home.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.