Joseph Lipscomb

Joe is co-founder and partner of Arborview Capital, a Chevy Chase-based private equity firm which makes growth equity investments in established businesses in the energy efficiency, resource efficiency and sustainability sectors. He previously spent 15 years working in private equity and investment banking at the Global Environment Fund, The Carlyle Group, BT Alex Brown and First Boston.Joe serves on the board of Envocore and previously served on the boards of numerous companies, both private and public. He is the vice-chair of the board of Kenyon College and is a Trustee of the Maryland/DC Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Joe received an undergraduate degree from Kenyon, a master's degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Why I believe in protecting land and creating parks: The natural environment is an increasingly scarce resource yet is one that is fundamental and vital to the physical and spiritual health of humans. It is hard to imagine a mission that is more critical to our future.

Why I support The Trust for Public Land: The Trust for Public Land plays a unique and critical role among conservation and environmental organizations. While many preserve and restore land, The Trust for Public Land is distinguished by a core mission of preserving land for people.