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Chet Work Joins Gallatin Valley Land Trust as New Executive Director

Chet Work is Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s new Executive Director.

The GVLT hiring committee reported that “Chet stood out from the pool of remarkable leaders we evaluated during a national search because of his exceptional knowledge, experience and vision, his track record of success, and his sterling reputation as a strategic leader and respectful collaborator. In short, Chet impressed us as ideally suited to lead our talented staff in writing the next chapter of GVLT’s wonderful story.”

Chet has spent the last 20 years working in conservation, a majority of that time within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. For the last 10 years he has led two of the nation’s most successful land trusts as Executive Director, the Teton Regional Land Trust in Eastern Idaho and most recently the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, California. Chet has also worked as a land manager for The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and has completed an environmental education residency at the Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole. Chet holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, as well as certificates in Nonprofit Management and Geospatial Analysis. His rich and varied career sets him up well to be an outstanding addition to the GVLT team.

MALT is pleased to welcome Chet, his wife, and three children are excited to the Montana land trust community.