Special to Atmore News
PCI’s Chris Head is among The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Alabama’s newest trustee members for the 2023-2024 year. Five professionals from across the state — and across multiple industries — now join TNC’s 20 current board members united in supporting the conservation organization through governance, fiscal contributions and community advocacy.
“TNC and our successful efforts are nothing without those who support us, specifically our trustees who provide unprecedented leadership and support to our statewide conservation efforts,” TNC’s State Director Mitch Reid said. “We applaud our new trustees’ willingness to be part of our mission to protect Alabama’s land and water for the betterment of its people and the natural communities that surround us.”
New 2023-2023 TNC in Alabama Trustees include the following:
- Eve Brantley – Director and Professor, Auburn University (Auburn)
- Chris Head – Manager–Environmental Protection, Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Atmore)
- Elica Moss – Assistant Professor, Alabama A&M University (Normal / Huntsville)
- Harris Parker – Vice President Sales Officer, Bank Independent (Sheffield HQ / Limestone Co. Market)
- Emily Turner – Salesforce Portfolio Owner, Digital Ocean (Birmingham)
“Our trustees are a diverse group of community leaders from across Alabama who are committed to the mission and values of the Conservancy and who bring a variety of high-level skills, talents, experiences and backgrounds to the Chapter and to the Conservancy organization through their volunteer services,” TNC Board Chair and Birmingham Region President for River Bank & Trust Brian Ethridge said. “The skills and backgrounds collectively represented on the Chapter Board should reflect the diverse nature of the environments and communities in which the Alabama Chapter operates.”
Trustees are nominated by current or former trustees, donors and TNC staff. Members are eligible to serve two sequential, three-year terms followed by a one-year gap before they are eligible for reconsideration.
Head joins J. Schley Rutherford Jr. on the board. Rutherford serves as TNC Nominations & Governance Committee Chair and CEO. He is with Peacock Pavers in Atmore.
Other current TNC board members include Christopher G. Campbell, Point Clear;
Jason C. Carlee, Calera; Alex Carothers, Montgomery; Judith S. Crittenden, Birmingham; Wheeler Crook, Montgomery; Alana Frederick, Birmingham;
Braxton Goodrich, Birmingham; John Gully, Huntsville; Sarahanne Halbrooks, Birmingham; Arthur S. “Sandy” Kirkindall, Madison; Michael Kirkpatrick, Huntsville; Dr. James McClintock, Birmingham; Miranda M. Schrubbe, Fairhope;
Beverley “Becky” Smith, Mountain Brook; Bryant Turner Jr., Chelsea;
Samuel E. Yates, Birmingham; Tom Yeilding, Birmingham.
For general information on The Nature Conservancy in Alabama or to learn about additional conservation projects, visit its official site.