Trust for Public Land C.E.O., Will Rogers, Announces Future Retirement Plan

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement about his future plans:

“Today, I am announcing that after more than 25 unforgettable years with this remarkable organization and its amazing people, I have decided it is time for me to retire. I’m not leaving right away: I have informed our Board of Directors that I intend to retire in a year and have asked them to begin the search for my replacement, and I am committed to being here until we have a new CEO in place. So while this is certainly not a farewell, it is a heads-up that we will have a change in leadership.”

“As many of us who have been here for a while say, ‘We came for the land, and stayed for the people.’ That has certainly been true for me. Together, we have changed communities and landscapes across America and our organization is now working to meet the parks and conservation agenda of the 21st century.”

“Now is a good time to begin planning this transition. Our staff and leadership have never been stronger. This is true from staff in the field to our national Board of Directors, under the leadership of Tom Reeve, our new board chair.

“To quote another Will Rogers, ‘If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.’ And this Will Rogers will always believe in and care about the work and people of The Trust for Public Land.”