Natural Lands Trust Names Susan P. Mucciarone and Douglas W. Tallamy, Ph.D., to Board of Trustees
April 8, 2015
Kirsten Werner, Director of Communications
610-353-5587, ext. 267
Natural Lands Trust, a regional land conservation organization, announced recently the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees.
“We are pleased to welcome two new members—Susan Mucciarone and Doug Tallamy—to our Board,” said Natural Lands Trust president Molly Morrison. “The Natural Lands Trust Board of Trustees is a remarkable group of thoughtful, engaged leaders who care deeply about our conservation mission. We are excited about the energy and expertise that Susan and Doug will bring.”
Doug Tallamy is a nationally acclaimed author and professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has written more than 80 research articles and taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens, was awarded the 2008 silver medal from the Garden Writers Association. His latest work, The Living Landscape, which he co-authored with Rick Darke, was released in 2014.
Tallamy received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, his master’s degree in entomology from Rutgers University, and his doctorate from the University of Maryland.
“As a child, I discovered a small pond near my home where I’d watch the pollywogs wriggle and grow until, one day, the pond and all its creatures were destroyed by bulldozers leveling the land for development,” said Tallamy. “I’m pleased to be working with an organization that can protect special, natural places for future generations.”
Susan Mucciarone is Managing Director of Wealth Advisory at The Glenmede Trust Company—a privately owned investment and wealth management company—where she is a member of the Management Committee and oversees fiduciary, advisory, and philanthropic services. Prior to joining Glenmede in 2010, Mucciarone was Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of Wells Fargo Family Wealth.
Mucciarone has been active in board and committee positions with the Girl Scouts of America for three decades. She also serves currently the National Liberty Museum’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee, the Forum of Executive Women’s Executive Leadership and Governance Committees, and the Barnes Foundation’s Corporate Leadership Board.
Mucciarone holds an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.
“I am pleased to serve an organization with such a rich history and reputation as the region’s foremost land trust,” said Mucciarone. “I look forward to contributing to its continued success for many years to come.”
Natural Lands Trust is the region’s largest land conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands that are essential to the sustainability of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since its founding in 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves totaling nearly 22,000 acres. Today, millions of people enjoy the healthy habitats, clean air and water, bountiful recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provided by the lands the organization has preserved.