Rand Wentworth is president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization based in Washington, DC. He served as president from 2002-2016 and is recognized for presiding over the transformation of the pace and quality of land conservation in America. He has testified before Congress three times and worked closely with Congress to dramatically expand the tax incentives for land conservation. He built a virtual university for land conservation which now trains over 5000 staff and board each year.
Before joining the Land Trust Alliance, he served as vice president and founding director of the Atlanta office of the Trust for Public Land where he in tripled the size of the national park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and completed a $143 million capital campaign to protect 70 miles along the Chattahoochee River, the primary drinking water supply for the City of Atlanta. Prior to his work in land conservation, he was president of a commercial real estate development company based in Atlanta.
Mr. Wentworth is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University. He served as the Environmentalist in Residence at Middlebury College, was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and City Planning at Georgia Tech and has lectured at Yale and Duke.