Natural Lands Names Karen Wallace as Vice President of Finance
MEDIA, Pa., December 9, 2022 – Natural Lands—the region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization—announced it has hired Karen Wallace as Vice President of Finance. Wallace’s 30-year career in the finance field includes experience in both the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Natural Lands, Wallace spent several years with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she was most recently director of financial planning and treasury. In this role, she had oversight for the Museum’s annual operating budget, coordinated federal and state grants, and managed the Museum’s tax-exempt debt. She initially joined the museum as capital budget officer in charge of the Museum’s $230 million capital expansion budget.
Wallace’s professional history also includes various financial roles with Fortune 500 companies including Endo International PLC (Malvern, PA), Aramark (Philadelphia, PA), and Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (Lancaster, PA).
Wallace, a long-time nature lover and frequent visitor to our region’s open spaces, said, “I am excited to put my experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors to work for Natural Lands, whose mission connects with me on a personal level. I welcome the challenge of helping this organization pursue its strategic initiatives alongside my new colleagues and our board of trustees.”
Natural Lands’ President Oliver Bass said, “Karen comes well-prepared to steward our resources effectively and support us as we continue to grow. I look forward to having her as a key member of our management team here at Natural Lands.”
Karen Wallace earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance, from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She lives in Philadelphia.
Natural Lands is dedicated to preserving and nurturing nature’s wonders while creating opportunities for joy and discovery in the outdoors for everyone. As the Greater Philadelphia region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization, Natural Lands—which is member supported—has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves and one public garden totaling more than 23,000 acres. Nearly five million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection. Land for life, nature for all. natlands.org.
Please note: “Natural Lands” is the organization’s official operating name and should be used instead of its legal designation (Natural Lands Trust, Inc.).
Mae Axelrod, Media Relations Manager
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