Business Journal: Molly Morrison Honored as “Woman of Distinction”
Special Supplement, Friday, November 23, 2012
Molly Keim Morrison
Natural Lands Trust
President and CEO
Education: Ursinus College, BA in English (1975); Syracuse University, MS in communications (1976).
Career history: President and CEO, Natural Lands Trust (2005–2012), COO (2001–2005); County of Chester, director of policy and planning (1992–2000).
Family: Married to Robert with two children: Emma, 24, and Libby, 21.
Motto to live by: Never underestimate the power of kindness.
What pumps you up: Playing a meaningful role in protecting the natural lands and open spaces of our region, and by extension, contributing to this region’s economic vitality and quality of life.
Best career advice: Show gratitude.
Biggest challenge: The population of this region will increase by 350,000 people in the next 20 years. Jobs and growth are essential, but need to be balanced by increased efforts to protect open space — for economic, environmental, recreational and public health reasons.
How you give back: By being active in regional and statewide efforts to increase resources for conservation.
Little-known fact about you: I was born and raised in Chester County. My German farmer ancestors arrived in the early 1700s.
Your first job: Working at Wanamaker’s at the King of Prussia Mall during college — in the candy department.
Nominator says: “Though hers may not be a household name, Molly Morrison’s conservation leadership has improved the lives of every resident of southeastern Pennsylvania.” — Kirsten Werner, director of communications, Natural Lands Trust.