Tracy Zschau (Showw) of St. Johnsbury has been named interim president of the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) by the organization’s board of trustees. She takes the role after serving VLT for over 25 years, first as a conservation project lead in the Northeast Kingdom, then as vice president for land protection. She will retain her role as vice president while serving as interim president. Zschau will serve as interim president until new leadership has been established. She succeeds Nick Richardson, who served as VLT’s president and CEO from September 2017-March 2023. Zschau lives with her husband, Kurt, in St. Johnsbury. She is on the St. Johnsbury Selectboard and the board of Passumpsic Savings Bank. She is a graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government and a recipient of the 2019 VHCB Community Catalyst Award for advancing conservation in the Northeast Kingdom. She holds undergraduate degrees from Sterling College and Colby College and a master’s degree in forestry from the University of Maine.
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