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AshleyPlease join us in welcoming Ashley Demosthenes as the new Executive Director of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. Ashley is no stranger to the organization. Indeed, she has been integral to many of our recent successes.

At last week’s annual meeting, the Land Trust’s board named Ashley Demosthenes as our new Executive Director.  For the past two years, she served as Conservation Director for the land trust, and helped the organization protect thousands of threatened acres. Prior to that, she served multiple capacities with The Nature Conservancy. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she is also a licensed realtor.

“We conducted a national search for a new executive director,” said board chairman Bradford Marshall. “And we found that Ashley possesses the deep knowledge of our landscape, a wealth of experience in local and statewide conservation work, and very sharp leadership skills. There is no one better suited to lead the next chapter of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust.”

Demosthenes steps into a role long held by Elizabeth Hagood, a conservation leader who helped drive the organization to new heights. “Leaving the land trust in Ashley’s capable hands is truly the best possible outcome of the intentional succession strategy we launched late last year,” said Hagood. “She has been such an asset to the organization, and is well-respected in the conservation community.”

Enjoy this video from our Annual Meeting. In fifteen minutes, you will be updated on our current projects. It’s worth a watch!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust!

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