For Immediate Release: December 8, 2016
Contact: Sean Cooley, Communications Manager, 850-999-1030, firstname.lastname@example.org
MIAMI – Miami resident Jud Laird has been elected as chair of Florida Audubon Society’s board of directors. Florida Audubon Society has been the state’s leading voice in conservation for more than 100 years and is governed by a 28-person board.
“Jud, in his previous role as vice chair, helped to build one of the strongest conservation boards of directors in the country,” said Eric Draper, President of Florida Audubon Society. “He comes to lead Florida Audubon Society with enthusiasm for conserving the birds and places that make Florida special.”
“I have had the honor of watching first-hand, the progress and growth of this organization since my first Audubon experience at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary more than 15 years ago,” said Jud Laird, incoming chair for Florida Audubon Society. “I am proud to chair the best state conservation group in the nation. I look forward to engaging the next generation of Florida’s conservation leaders as Floridians grow increasingly involved with conservation.”
A South Florida native, Laird understands the importance for protecting Florida’s special places now and for future generations. In 2012, he joined Florida Audubon Society’s board of directors and has become an active and prominent leader. Laird is currently the president of BC Property Investments located in Miami.
Laird was elected to a two year term as chair and succeeds Steve Lynch at the 2016 Audubon Assembly. Heidi McCree was elected as vice chair, Charles Margiotta as treasurer and Carol Timmis as secretary during the same meeting.