WPC Appoints New CFO

Mon, Aug 25th 2008, 09:49. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, PA – August 25, 2008 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has named Constance L. Eads, CPA, its chief financial officer. Eads, who brings extensive experience in financial and executive management to her role, joined the organization August 11.

Eads arrives after 15 years of service to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, where she most recently held the title of Deputy Executive Director – Finance and Operations. Eads began her career as a CPA in the Pittsburgh office of Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) and has worked in both private industry and the non-profit sector.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Connie to WPC's management team. She brings broad-based experience and integrity to her role," said Tom Saunders. "I am confident that Connie will help WPC maintain a track record of fiscal responsibility that has supported our work for the past 76 years."

Eads is a former Vice President of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and president of the society’s Pittsburgh Chapter. Twice in her career she received the society’s Distinguished Service Award. She is a past member of Ohio University’s National Alumni Board and currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at Robert Morris University.

A graduate of Ohio University with dual degrees in Accounting and Communications, Eads has written articles for professional accounting publications and is frequently asked to speak to college-level students on financial, ethical and career development topics.

About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
To date, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 76th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.

Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, WPC partnered with more than 5,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.