The Western Virginia Land Trust has appointed interim director David Perry as the new executive director of the organization.
Perry replaces Roger Holnback, who retired in February after 10 years with the land trust.
“The board of trustees is quite confident in David’s abilities,” says President Sandy Light. “He’ll provide a seamless transition for us and be able to move the organization forward as well.”
"I’m honored and humbled,” Perry says. “Western Virginia is blessed with incredible resources and natural beauty that our children’s children should enjoy as we do today. I’m looking forward to meeting the challenge of conserving our special places.”
Perry, a Blacksburg native, has been with the land trust since 2006, when he was hired as the trust’s project manager. He became assistant director in 2011.
Perry has a master’s degree in park and resource management from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from James Madison University. Prior to coming to the land trust, he was employed with the Wicomico County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism in Salisbury, MD and as a district executive with the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Kinston, NC. He and his wife and two sons live in southwest Roanoke.