William Rogers

President Emeritus

Will Rogers was president of The Trust for Public Land from 1998–2018. He joined the organization in 1991 as the director of California, Hawaii, and Nevada operations. Prior to joining The Trust for Public Land, Rogers managed urban projects for a Chicago-based real estate development company, managing both new construction and the rehabilitation of vacant industrial buildings for commercial, office, and residential use. Before that, he was a commercial beekeeper, founding and managing a honey production company in Bogotá, Colombia.

Rogers is a nationally recognized advocate for land conservation and has given major addresses or interviews to the Urban Land Institute, the National Smart Growth Conference, the National Brownfields Conference, and Talk of the Nation, among others.

Rogers is a graduate of Stanford University and received his MBA from Harvard University. He lives with his family in Kensington, California.