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Rand Wentworth

Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School - Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Environmental Leadership Program; President Emeritus, Land Trust Alliance

Rand Wentworth teaches environmental politics, leadership, and negotiation at the Harvard Kennedy School and serves as the Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership. He is president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, having served as president from 2002-2016. During his leadership, land trusts doubled the annual pace of conservation in America and have now protected over 56 million acres. During this time, the Land Trust Alliance also created a national accreditation system; built a virtual university that trains 5,000 people each year; and founded Terrafirma, a non-profit insurance service that funds the legal costs of defending conserved lands from legal challenge.