Mass Audubon’s Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday, October 11, 2012, to elect Henry George Tepper as the organization’s next President. Please see below for a letter from the Board of Directors.
A message from Jon Panek and the Mass Audubon Board of Directors:
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday, October 11, 2012, to elect Henry George Tepper as the next President of Mass Audubon. Henry is an internationally recognized conservationist with significant experience in land protection and advocacy, and we are confident that he has the experience, vision, and passion to lead Mass Audubon into its very promising future.
Henry has an impressive list of accomplishments in the NGO, nonprofit, and governmental arenas, and he is currently the Chief Conservation Officer and a Partner at Patagonia Sur, LLC, a company that invests in, protects, and enhances large tracts of ecologically significant properties in Chilean Patagonia. At Patagonia Sur, Henry has led a team that has created a practical template for a conservation easement under Chilean Law, and has established one of Chile’s first independent land trusts, the Tierra Austral Land Trust. He also launched and continues to serve as the senior U.S. advisor to the Chilean Private Lands Conservation Initiative, which has introduced breakthrough conservation easement enabling legislation in the Chilean Congress. Read More
A letter from Henry
By now you know that I’ve been given the honor of being named the ninth president of Mass Audubon. I’m both excited and humbled to have been chosen for this role, which is especially meaningful to me on both a personal and professional level.
Personally, I’m a lifelong birdwatcher, and some of the most memorable (and just plain fun!) experiences of my childhood were the annual walks I took with my family and Mass Audubon staff at places like Monomoy and South Beach on the Cape.
Professionally, becoming the president of this extraordinary institution – widely regarded as one of the most prominent and influential environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, New England, and the entire United States – represents a culmination of my career as conservation leader. Read More