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Board Members

Derek C. Abbott, Vice President, Community Development & Resource Planning, Tejon Ranch Company

Michael L. Campeau, Vice President of Ranch Operations, Tejon Ranch Company

Emmy Cattani (Treasurer), Cattani Farming

Russell Faucett, Retired

Garry George, Renewable Energy Director, Audubon California

Hugh McMahon, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Tejon Ranch Company

Sopac (Soapy) Mulholland (Secretary), Executive Director, Sequoia Riverlands Trust

Joseph N. Rentfro, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Tejon Ranch Company

Joel Reynolds (Chairman), Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Dan Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Endangered Habitats League

Terrell Watt, Owner, Terrell Watt Planning Consultants  

Derek C. Abbott, Vice President, Community Development & Resource Planning, Tejon Ranch Company Derek C. Abbott joined Tejon Ranch in December 2004 and has represented the Company’s interests in a number of development and conservation initiatives, including Tejon Mountain Village, the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, Centennial, and the Tejon Ranch Conservation and Land Use Agreement. Derek serves on the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the California State University, Bakersfield Industry & Education Roundtable. Michael L. Campeau, Vice President of Ranch Operations, Tejon Ranch Company Michael L. Campeau is Vice President of Ranch Operations for Tejon Ranch Company and is responsible for the day to day field operations as well as overseeing its hunting, equestrian, and filming operations. Campeau joined Tejon Ranch in 2008, but has been associated with Tejon Ranch for over 40 years through its various outdoor programs. Emmy Cattani, Cattani Farming   Emmy Cattani is a fourth generation member of her family's agricultural business, based in Kern County, California where the majority of the ranch is located. Her family business operations include farming, cattle ranching, real estate and almond processing, as well as conservation through a partnership in Greenbridges, a for-profit investor in conservation real estate. Russell Faucett, Retired Prior to his retirement in 2014, Russell Faucett was the Managing Partner of Barrington Partners LP, a private investment company that specialized in trading the equity and debt securities of public companies in financial difficulty.  Russ started Barrington in 1984. Garry George, Renewable Energy Director, Audubon California Garry George is a Resource Group representative on the 12 member Conservancy board of directors.He joined Audubon California as Chapter Network Director in 2008 after service as the first Executive Director of LA Audubon. His work expanded as Renewable Energy Director of state and federal policies in California and the West, where he focused on renewable energy siting and conservation policies. Hugh McMahon, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Tejon Ranch Company Hugh McMahon is Executive Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate for Tejon Ranch Company. McMahon is responsible for the development of commercial and industrial properties at the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center and oversees the Company’s oil, gas and mineral interests, as well as all easements on the Ranch. Sopac (Soapy) Mulholland (Secretary), Executive Director, Sequoia Riverlands Trust   Soapy’s unique history and experience bring to the Tejon Ranch Conservancy valuable insights from many different points of view. She has been a real estate developer and rancher and has served on numerous boards and councils up and down the state of California. Joseph N. Rentfro, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Tejon Ranch Company  Joseph N. Rentfro is a veteran real estate executive with 25 years of experience, including development oversight for some of the highest profile projects in the USA and Middle East. For the last five years, Rentfro directed development efforts for a number of major projects within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Joel Reynolds (Chairman), Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Joel Reynolds joined the Natural Resources Defense Council's as a Senior Attorney in 1990, after ten years with the Center for Law in the Public Interest and the Western Center on Law and Poverty, both in Los Angeles.   Dan Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Endangered Habitats League  Dan Silver is Chief Executive Officer of the Endangered Habitats League (EHL). A physician by training, Silver left his internal medicine practice in 1991 to work full time on environmental issues.  With EHL since its inception, he has seen the organization emerge as a regional leader in conservation and growth management.  Terrell Watt, Owner, Terrell Watt Planning Consultants Terrell Watt has been the owner of Terrell Watt Planning Consultants since 1989, a firm specializing in planning and implementing projects that promote resource conservation and sustainable development patterns which are significant to the region. Terrell is an expert in general and specific planning, open space and agricultural land conservation and environmental compliance.