SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Save the Redwoods League announced that its board of directors has selected Sam Hodder as the organization’s new president and CEO. Hodder, a 20-year veteran of The Trust for Public Land, has spent his career in land conservation overseeing complex conservation programs and land transactions from the remote wilderness to the inner city. He was most recently the Trust for Public Land’s California State Director, managing the organization’s largest state program.
“We are excited to have Sam Hodder join us as president and CEO,” said Jim Larson, president of the Save the Redwoods League board of directors. “Not only is he an award-winning conservationist with a passion for the outdoors, but he has also proven that he can successfully lead a statewide organization through complex projects and campaigns. He is the right person to steward Save the Redwoods League into the organization's next century with renewed commitment to our mission.”
Hodder first began his career as an intern at the Trust for Public Land in San Francisco and emerged as one of its top leaders, spending more than 20 years with the organization on both the West and East Coasts. He has played a lead role in some of California’s most visible and impactful park and open space campaigns in recent years, ranging from Cahuenga Peak (home of the Hollywood sign) to Boeddeker Park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district to the Royal Gorge at Donner Summit.
“I am humbled and honored to have been selected to lead Save the Redwoods League as President and CEO,” said Sam Hodder. “For nearly a century, the League has taken responsibility for the forests that have inspired generations of Americans. Rooted both in leading scientific research and the inspirational power of these special places, the League has set the gold standard in conservation, education and stewardship of our redwood forests.”
For more about Save the Redwoods League, please visit www.savetheredwoods.org.