Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 17, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently named Mark Carmichael its vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer. He was hired from a national search and started in the position on July 5.
Carmichael leads the Conservancy’s finance and administration areas recently vacated by Connie Eads, who retired in June. In this role, he oversees and directs strategies and actions related to accounting, budgeting, auditing, risk management, human resources, contracts and information technology for the Conservancy.
“The work that Mark oversees is critical to the successful operation of the Conservancy and Fallingwater,” said Tom Saunders, the Conservancy’s president and CEO. “Mark brings exemplary experience and expertise to lead this essential work, and we’re pleased to add his knowledge to our leadership team.”
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Carmichael served as chief financial officer at Rutgers University School of Public Health. He has also held positions as the vice president of accounting and finance at the Catholic Medical Mission Board, finance director at the Environmental Defense Fund and finance director at the World Monuments Fund.
Carmichael has a master’s degree in international affairs with a concentration in economic policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and earned a bachelor of science in finance from Florida State University.
“It is an honor to now work at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy where I can utilize my knowledge and skills toward protecting and restoring the environment, contributing to the vitality of our communities, and conserving Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage site, Fallingwater. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of this unique and remarkable organization,” Carmichael said.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage site that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
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