The Board of Directors of the Red-tail Land Conservancy announces the hiring of Julie Borgmann as its new executive director. Borgmann succeeds outgoing RLC Director, Barry Banks, who founded Red-tail Land Conservancy, 19 years ago. Banks was named Director Emeritus up on his retirement March 1, 2018, by the RLC Board of Directors.
Borgmann joined the staff of RLC 3 years ago, following a 25 year career as a pharmacist. Starting out as a volunteer, Borgmann has served as the education and outreach director, and most recently as development director. She also serves on the Indiana Land Protection Alliance Board of Directors.
“Permanently protecting land and connecting people to nature is very rewarding”, said Borgmann. “Nothing beats helping kids exploring the woods and watching their sense of wonder as they hear and see the wildlife. It is very impactful when I tell them the nature preserves will be here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy”.
The retiring founder and now director emeritus, Barry Banks leaves some big shoes to fill. Mike Galliher, RLC Board Presidents states, “Barry will be missed. He persevered to protect our natural heritage in East Central Indiana. In the meantime, we are thrilled to have Julie! Julie brings a tremendous desire to continue our mission. She is such a quick learner and has already moved Red-tail in a positive direction.”
Red-tail Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust operating in east-central Indiana. RLC has permanently protected over 2,700 acres, owns 15 nature preserves, 10 of which are open to the public with trails to enjoy. To learn more about Red-tail or to visit a property, visit our homepage at: www.fortheland.org.