Washington, DC (November 30, 2010)- American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization, today announced that Scott Steen will be their new chief executive officer beginning December 1, 2010.
“I have no doubt that Scott’s proven expertise in managing and directing non-profit organizations will bring tremendous energy and enthusiasm to our organization,” said Lynda Webster, chair of the AMERICAN FORESTS board of directors. “Scott’s commitment to the environment, coupled with his support of our mission, will allow us to continue our work building a community of forest advocates as we help communities realize the many benefits of trees, especially through our Global ReLeaf goal to plant 100 million trees by 2020.”
Prior to joining AMERICAN FORESTS, Steen was the executive director of the American Ceramic Society in Columbus, Ohio, an international scientific and technical society focused on materials issues in alternative energy, environmental technologies and other engineering challenges. Steen’s other work included chief knowledge and strategy officer for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and chief operating officer for the Center for Association Leadership, each in Washington, D.C.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead and serve AMERICAN FORESTS at this critical point in its long history,” said Steen. “The work AMERICAN FORESTS does couldn’t be more important. I look forward to working with the organization’s exceptional staff, board, members and partners to build on past successes and to significantly expand the organization’s reforestation and educational outreach efforts in the coming years.”
Steen is a certified association executive, a fellow of ASAE and is the founding editor of the Journal of Association Leadership.
American Forests Names Scott Steen Chief Executive Officer