Sharon, MA – October 25, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and one of Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organizations, recently recognized Meghan Kelleher, Executive Assistant to The Trustees President and CEO Barbara Erickson, as Employee of the Year. Kelleher, who has been with the organization for 8 years, works tirelessly to help Erickson connect with volunteers, donors, foundations, partners and an on-the-ground, in-season staff of more than 400. A Wheaton college alum, she has dedicated her career to the service of nonprofits, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Landmarks Preservation Society of Illinois. She supports the Boston arts as a subscriber to the Boston Ballet and as a Museum of Fine Arts member, as well as supporting two causes close to her heart: the Animal Rescue League and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As a Norwood, Massachusetts, native and resident, Kelleher also contributes her time and talent as a member of the Norwood Cultural Council, the Norwood Neighbors Association and the Board of Governors of the Norwood Historical Society. Her free time is spent traveling, taking studio art classes, and hiking Rocky Woods with her husband Kerry Herzig and their dog, Murphy. She recently received her award at the organization’s annual meeting held at one of its signature properties, Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge.
“Meghan is the glue of our Board of Directors and Executive Team and plays a vital role in managing the complex day-day operations of our statewide organization,” says Barbara Erickson, Trustees President and CEO. “She is a stellar professional and such a positive spokesperson for The Trustees.”
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of scenic, cultural, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees are the nation’s oldest, statewide land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation organizations. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 111 spectacular reservations, over 20 of which are located on Boston’s North Shore – including working farms, historic homesteads and gardens, community parks, barrier beaches and mountain vistas – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, The Trustees work closely with community partners and permanent affiliates including Boston Natural Areas Network and the Hilltown Land Trust to preserve and protect special places for current and future generations. The Trustees are an established leader in the conservation and preservation movement and model for other land trusts nationally and internationally. The organization offers hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, and events annually, designed to engage all ages in their mission. To find out more, please visit: www.thetrustees.org.