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ESLC Welcomes New Staff

August 8, 2011 –Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Hastings, Bill Mattimore and Dorsey Clark to its staff.

 Hastings joins ESLC as its Policy Manager, where he will help ESLC both advance proactive policy initiatives/legislation and oppose harmful policies/development projects. Josh will develop an organizational policy agenda, organize and mobilize a broad base of citizens/partners; and conduct public campaigns. A proud Eastern Shore native, Josh grew up in Wicomico County, on Maryland’s first certified organic farm. Over the past few years, he has served as the Legislative Assistant to the Chair of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, in the Maryland State Senate. Josh has been involved on multiple political campaigns on the local, state and federal level. He is a 2004 and 2005 graduate of Salisbury University, earning a Bachelors in Business Marketing and Bachelors in Political Science, respectively. He recently relocated to Stevensville.  

 Also joining the ESLC staff as its new Accountant is Bill Mattimore. In this capacity, Bill will be focused on the day-to-day bookkeeping and financial planning  for ESLC. A graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University, Bill received an AB in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He holds a CPA Certification from the state of New York. He has a diverse background in financial management in the securities, mutual fund and medical administration fields and has nine years of experience working with 501c3 not-for-profit organizations. Bill and his wife Anne moved to Easton two years ago to be closer to their three children and eight grandchildren in Annapolis and Ashburn, Virginia.

 Rounding out the newly added staff is ESLC’s new Sassafras Environmental Education Center Program Manager, Dorsey Clarke. Dorsey, who recently completed a one year appointment as ESLC’s Volunteer Maryland Coordinator , will help with the day to day coordination of programs of the Sassafras Environmental Education Center. SEEC, a joint effort between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and ESLC, is being led by former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest. Clarke, who graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a degree in Environmental Policy, is a former fellow at the Piedmont Environmental Council in Virginia where she learned abut land conservation issues relevant to this region. A native of Virginia Beach, Clarke is a longtime volunteer whose service includes helping build homes in local communities and volunteering as an English teacher in Argentina. She currently resides in Annapolis.

  “We are thrilled to add these top notch professionals to the ESLC family,” said ESLC’s Deputy Director Amy Owsley. “These additions to our staff represent a huge step forward for ESLC and we are fortunate to have such talented individuals on board during such an important time.”

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