Thomas S. Reeve is new Chair of Board of The Trust For Public Land

Thomas S. Reeve has been elected as chair of the national Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land, the organization announced today.

Reeve, a member of the board since 2009, replaces Page Knudsen Cowles, who had chaired the board since 2010. 

“Historically, our American experience has centered on place. You can’t tell the American story without recounting tales of people and the lands where they live and explore,” said Reeve. “Whether learning to ride your bike in a nearby park or visiting a farm where your food is grown, we need to ensure that the outdoors continue to be part of our narrative. The Trust for Public Land ensures that outdoor experiences are guaranteed for all.”

Reeve is a native of Honolulu who graduated from Harvard and spent 18 years at Microsoft, where he managed teams focused on consumer software, internal tools, international software, the Microsoft Works business, media production and the portal site. Married with four children, he and his family live on Lopez Island, Washington, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

An avid user of the outdoors, he has long been active in supporting The Trust for Public Land, chairing the organization’s National Leadership Council and before that, the Washington state advisory council.  He is also a member of the national council of the Land Trust Alliance, past president of the board of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition; and chair of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee.

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, said, “Tom has been a strong and effective volunteer for many years and we look forward to working with him as chair of our board.  We also offer our deep thanks and appreciation to Page Knudsen Cowles for her strong leadership. During Page’s tenure, we successfully completed our national Power of Place campaign and expanded our parks work in America’s cities with a strong emphasis on health and climate.”