Welcoming New Staff and Board Members

Left to Right: Kirsten Blackburn, Tyler LaMotte and Mary Maliff

The Conservation Alliance board elected Tyler LaMotte, VP of Global Brand Marketing at KEEN, Inc., and Mary Maliff, Director at The Forest Group to serve on our board of directors. LaMotte was elected by the board of directors to fill an unexpected vacancy, while The Conservation Alliance membership elected Maliff during an annual board election.
Tyler and Mary bring exciting fresh blood to The Conservation Alliance, and we will benefit from the broad range of experience that they bring to the table. Tyler’s term began in May, and Mary’s term will begin on July 25, 2017.
In addition to the new board members, Kirsten Blackburn joined The Conservation Alliance as the new Advocacy Program Manager. Kirsten previously worked at KEEN, Inc. where she played a lead role in the company’s Live Monumental campaign. Kirsten also served on The Conservation Alliance board. In her new role, Kirsten will lead will lead our efforts to educate and engage member companies on public lands issues.
These additions to the staff and board come at a time when America’s public lands are threatened by proposals by the Trump Administration and members of Congress to undermine long-standing protections for our special wild places.
We are fortunate to operate in an industry that cherishes our wildlands and rivers, and to work with talented people like Tyler, Mary, and Kirsten who are so committed to our mission.