American Chestnut Land Trust
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ACLT Board of Directors

The ACLT is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors that meets bi-monthly. The corporation has an Annual Meeting of the membership each year to report on the business of the corporation and to elect new board members. The Board is served by five standing committees that oversee Land Preservation, Land Management, Outreach & Membership, Administration & Fundraising, and Budget & Finance.

Patrick J. Griffin, President

Griffin/Williams, Principal

David Farr, Vice President

Department of Agriculture, Biologist, Retired

Cheryl Place, CPA, Treasurer

Director of Internal Audit, The Nature Conservancy, Retired

Gary Loew, Secretary

US Army Corps of Engineers, Programs Integration Division, Chief, Retired

Richard Aldrich, CCE/A

Lead Cost Analyst, Naval Solutions Incorporated

Dawn Balinski,

Treasurer, Maryland Forestry Foundation, Inc.; Treasurer, Benthic Telesis, Inc.

Denise Breitburg, Ph.D

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Senior Scientist

Stephen Cloak Jr.,

Senior Technical Specialist, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Karen Edgecombe,

Former ACLT Executive Director

Kathleen Ellwood, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, College of Southern Maryland

Elizabeth Johnston,

GAO Congressional Affairs Liaison to the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Senate Committee on Government Affairs and Homeland Security, Retired

Ron Klauda,

Director of the Monitoring & Non-Tidal Assessment Division, Resource Assessment Service, in Maryland DNR, Retired.

Steve Kullen,

Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning, Watershed Planner

John Little,

Flag Harbor Marine Services, Owner/Operator

Suzanne Shelden,

Shelden Studios, Owner/Artist

Peter N. Stathis,

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Retired

Robyn Truslow,

Public Relations Coordinator & IT Supervisor, Calvert Library

Randi Vogt,

Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning, Principal Planner, Retired

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