Our speaker was Bill Stanley, Director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Board Member of RAPID 5, introduced by Erin Prescott. 
Starting with The Nature Conservancy in 1999, Bill Stanley was previously the director of conservation and is now the director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio. In this role, he leads a team of over 60 staff members throughout Ohio working to secure clean waters for all, conserve climate-resilient lands, drive science-based action on climate change, and support conservation beyond our state’s borders. Prior to these roles in Ohio, he lived for 10-years in Washington, DC and led a team working on forests and climate change for The Nature Conservancy globally. He is proud of the tangible results he and his teams have achieved through conservation in forests, freshwater, and agricultural settings. Much of this work was made possible by innovative approaches to simultaneously meet the needs of governments, businesses, communities and the environment.
Bill has served at the request of three Governors of Ohio in several capacities, including as a member of Ohio’s Forestry Advisory Council and the Ohio Water Development Authority. Bill also serves on the Vice-President’s Advisory Council to the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and on the Board of local nonprofit RAPID 5. A forest scientist by training, with work experience in climate, agriculture and water, he has published conservation-related articles in several publications. He holds a Master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio is headquartered in Dublin.
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