WPC Appoints New Board Chair

Fri, Sep 7th 2012, 11:39. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 7, 2012 – Susan Fitzsimmons has been appointed chair of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) board of directors.

Fitzsimmons is a vice president of Pittsburgh-based Snavely Forest Products. Founded in 1902, it is one of the oldest building products sales and distribution companies in the United States.

Fitzsimmons, who has been with Snavely for 27 years, serves on the company’s board of directors and is responsible for marketing and customer and vendor support. Fitzsimmons has also served as chair of the board of directors of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association, board member of the 25 Club of Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC and chair of the Foundation Board of Auberle. She resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband David.

Other officers appointed were: Stephen G. Robinson, vice chair; David Barensfeld, secretary; Alexander C. Speyer III, treasurer. Fitzsimmons replaces outgoing chair E. Michael Boyle.

WPC members voted to approve the following board members for a term ending in 2015: David Barensfeld, William Conrad, Geoffrey Dunn, James Finley, Felix G. Fukui, H. Lewis Lobdell, Robert T. McDowell, Daniel S. Nydick, Michael Polite, Carolyn Rizza, Stephen G. Robinson, Samuel H. Smith, Alexander C. Speyer III, and Timothy Thyreen.

Other board members are: James Abraham, Franklin Blackstone, Jr. (emeritus), Barbara Bott, E. Michael Boyle, Jarvis B. Cecil (emeritus), Dan B. Frankel, Dennis Fredericks, Caryle R. Glosser, Stephen Guinn, Paul J. Mooney, Jean Robinson (emerita), Thomas Saunders, Catherine Baxter Smith, K. William Stout and Joshua C. Whetzel III.

A photo has been made available for media use at: http://goo.gl/hvqT1.



About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 233,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 135 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358



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