Mass Audubon Names Victoria Jones New Chief Development Officer

Release Date:
July 6, 2021

LINCOLN, MA.—Victoria Jones has been named Mass Audubon’s Chief Development Officer.

Victoria, former President of Development Guild DDI, a national nonprofit management consulting firm based in Boston and New York City, brings to Mass Audubon more than 30 years of experience as a respected development executive and fundraising leader.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Victoria has joined our Executive Leadership Team at this very exciting time at Mass Audubon,” said David O’Neill, President of Mass Audubon. “Her tremendous management skills, her ambitious and strategic approach to fundraising, and her ability to build strong teams, are unique in the field and exactly what we need to fuel the implementation of our ambitious plans.”

Prior to her 20-year tenure with Development Guild DDI, where she earlier served as Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant, Victoria held leadership and management positions with the Dimock Community Health Center, Emmanuel College, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Partnering with clients in Boston’s human services and health sectors and taking significant time to refresh in nature, have helped inform Victoria’s life, professionally and personally, and inspired her career-long commitment to social justice and the environment.

Victoria enjoys hiking, skiing, and “anything on the water.” She is the mother of four grown daughters.

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Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.