New Member Joins Natural Lands Board of Trustees
MEDIA, Pa., October 9, 2018 – Natural Lands, a regional land conservation organization, is pleased to announce the addition of Drew VandenBrul to its Board of Trustees.
Mr. VandenBrul is managing director with Grant Thornton LLP, an independent audit, tax, and advisory firm. He specializes in providing state and local tax consulting, compliance, and transaction planning across a variety of industries. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Villanova Graduate Tax program.
“Drew’s expertise and business acumen—paired with his enthusiasm for nature and spending time outdoors—are strong complements to our Board of Trustees,” said Natural Lands president Molly Morrison. “We are delighted to welcome him.”
Mr. VandenBrul’s community and non-profit involvement includes various roles with the Garnet Valley High School Performing Arts Association; serving as Chairman of the Garnet Valley School District Tax Study Commission; undertaking fundraising activities at the Nicholas Newlin Foundation; and being a Little Free Library Steward.
“I am excited to join Natural Lands at this time of tremendous growth and activity, and look forward to connecting more people with nature across both the urban and rural parts of our region,” said Drew VandenBrul.
Mr. VandenBrul received his B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Lehigh University and his master’s in Taxation from Villanova University. He lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Glen Mills, Delaware County, PA.
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 has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 44 nature preserves totaling more than 23,000 acres. Some 2.5 million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection.
Land for life, nature for all. natlands.org.
Mae Axelrod, Media Relations Manager
610-353-5587 ext. 400