Marie Ridder

Marie Ridder serves on the Executive Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and is a current member of the Word Wildlife Fund Council, the American Farmland Trust Council, and the Brookings Institute Council. Marie formerly served as board member of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Sasha Bruce House (a home for troubled children), and the National Parks System Advisory Board. She also served on the advisory council of ISAR, an organization that works with the environment in the former Soviet Union. Marie was the Vice-Chairman of the Landmarks Commission for the U.S. Department of the Interior and was a former board member and chairperson of the Piedmont Environmental Council, an activist land-use management organization. Marie was an advisory board member of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, and a former chairman of the Virginia State Parks Commission and the Virginia Council on the Environment. A retired journalist, Ms. Ridder was editor for Conde Nast (Washington editor for Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Glamour magazines). She was a Washington correspondent for the Ridder and, later, Knight Ridder newspapers, and wrote for a wide variety of publications including The Washington Post and Boston Globe. She was also the architectural critic for Washingtonian magazine. Ms. Ridder was Deputy to the National Director of Project Head Start and Liaison to Mrs. Lyndon Johnson from 1964 to 1968.