Success for a nimble organization like ours is directly tied to our dedicated and forward-thinking team members. I'm excited to announce the promotions of two of them today: Charlotte Overby from Colorado Plateau Field Director to Senior Program Director and Jocelyn Torres from Nevada Field Director to Senior Field Director.
Charlotte has been with the Conservation Lands Foundation for almost a decade. In her time with CLF, she's helped grow and diversify organizations in the Friends Grassroots Network, began our land restoration program, helped lead national monument designation efforts, and has been an integral part of defending Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah from the attacks by the Trump Administration.
In her new role as Senior Program Director, Charlotte will be overseeing staff capacity and will continue to lead National Conservation Lands protection efforts with our Friends Grassroots Network in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Charlotte attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Missouri and worked as a freelance journalist before launching into a career in conservation. Prior to CLF, she co-founded and directed a Missouri River conservation organization, worked in Patagonia’s creative services department, and was the Communications Director and acting Executive Director of the Nevada Wilderness Project.
Since Jocelyn began at Conservation Lands Foundation in 2015, she's led successful campaigns to designate Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments in Nevada, defended those monuments from recent attacks by the Trump Administration, and was part of a coalition that secured a Presidential Memorandum from President Obama to promote diversity and inclusion in our National Parks, National Forests, and other public lands and waters.
As Senior Field Director, Jocelyn will be leading the efforts of our field staff and Friends Grassroots Network to protect and expand National Conservation Lands as well as overseeing our grants program.
Before joining CLF, Jocelyn attended the University of Southern California and worked in Nevada politics where she oversaw constituent services in the district she grew up in, worked on progressive issues, and assisted on various electoral campaigns.
These two new management positions are important capacity additions to CLF, enabling us to better anticipate and meet challenges as well as proactively drive new opportunities for protecting America's National Conservation Lands.
Please join me in congratulating these two remarkable women leaders.