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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

Frank Davis, University of California, Santa Barbara

Russell Faucett, Retired

Gary Hunt, Vice Chair, California Strategies

Brigid McCormack, Executive Director, Audubon California and Vice President, National Audubon Society

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, oil production, real estate and almond processing, as well as conservation through a partnership in Greenbridges, a for-profit investor in conservation real estate.  Frank Davis, University of California, Santa Barbara   Dr. Frank Davis is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu), and Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (www.nceas.ucsb.edu). His expertise is in terrestrial biogeography, plant ecology, and conservation planning. 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. Gary Hunt, Vice Chair, California Strategies   Gary Hunt provides the clients of California Strategies over 30 years of experience in business, government, public policy and major land use planning, entitlement and development.  A founding partner of California Strategies, Hunt's experiences extend through the largest master-planned community developers and landowners in the Western United States, including Strategic Hotels and Resorts REIT, Inland American Trust REIT, Five Point Communities, Tejon Ranch, DMB, Kennecott Land Company, LandSource, Lennar, Lewis Group of Companies, and Newhall Land, to name a few. Brigid McCormack, Executive Director, Audubon California and Vice President, National Audubon Society Brigid McCormack is responsible for the management and development of the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society, and has managed the California state program since joining Audubon in 2012. Previously, she served as Vice President of External Relations at the ClimateWorks Foundation. 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.