Sun streaming through trees at McMahon Lake preserve
McMahon Lake Preesrve Forest Sun streaming through trees at McMahon Lake preserve © Bigfoot Media (Jason Whalen)


Ranke Joins The Nature Conservancy’s Michigan Board of Trustees

Lansing, MI

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently welcomed John Ranke to its Michigan Board of Trustees.

“We are excited that John has officially joined our board,” said Helen Taylor, TNC’s state director for Michigan. “John brings a wealth of financial experience and business acumen to our board.”

Ranke retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after serving 35 years with the firm, most recently as an international tax partner. During his tenure with PwC, he worked with sophisticated multinational clients throughout the United States in various industries including high-technology, consumer products, industrial products, pharmaceutical, health products and services, and automotive.

Ranke specialized in leading large-scale strategic cross-border transformation engagements. Since departing PwC, John has been focused on applying his varied global experiences to assist and support select organizations as they seek solutions to complex challenges.

“Serving an organization like The Nature Conservancy is exactly what I hoped to do when I was planning to retire,” Ranke said. “More than 15 years ago, my family was seeking answers on what could be done with a special piece of property that had been in our family for nearly 50 years.  My eyes were opened to the significant impact that the conservancy network can have in protecting and preserving the natural gifts we all enjoy and treasure in the state of Michigan.  I’ve been a committed admirer of TNC ever since and will strive to add value in helping them think through strategic engagements from a local to global level.”

Ranke holds both BBA and JD degrees. He is a CPA in the states of Michigan and Illinois and an attorney in the state of Michigan.

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