New Executive Director for TCLF; Two New Project Managers at EDG

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has named Bonnie LePard as the foundation’s executive director. LePard will work with TCLF President & CEO Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, and its Board of Directors and will be responsible for leading the operations of the organization, managing staff, identifying new business opportunities, driving fundraising, building internal and external relationships, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and enhancing the presence of TCLF both locally and nationally.

LePard has a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law with an emphasis on environmental law. She clerked for two district court judges (1987-89) and was an Environmental Crimes Prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (1989-1994).

Most recently, LePard was executive director of Oatlands Historic Home & Gardens, a 400-acre National Trust for Historic Preservation site near Leesburg, Virginia. She joined Oatlands in 2015 and was responsible for fundraising along with overseeing education and programming, marketing, advertising, buildings and grounds, visitor center, and other functions. From 1995 to 2015, LePard was, for the first 10 years, executive director of the Friends of Tregaron, a community-based organization that led a campaign to save Tregaron, a historic landscape in Washington, D.C., designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman. For the second 10 years, LePard was the founder and executive director of the Tregaron Conservancy, the non-profit that preserved and restored the estate grounds of Tregaron. During this period she raised more than $3.5 million and was responsible for community engagement, event organizing, and land acquisition. She secured the property’s tax-exempt status from the Washington, D.C., City Council and the U.S. Congress.

Environmental Design Group, Ohio, is proud to announce the expansion of the Green Infrastructure and Parks and Trails Groups with two new project managers.

Jodi McCue, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect in Ohio and Pennsylvania and will serve as a project Manager for the firm's Parks and Trails Client Service Group with a focus on the planning, design, and implementation of parks, trails and greenways across the region, including master planning, natural open space restoration, park system design and funding coordination.

With more than 20 years of experience, McCue will be based in the firm's Cleveland office, and will serve clients in the midwest.

Jay Mosley is a registered professional engineer and has joined the firm's Green Infrastructure Professional Services Group as a project manager. He specializes in highly engineered, functional infrastructure to treat surface water, promote groundwater recharge, and improve hydraulics in the regions lakes and streams.

Mosley has more than 30 years of experience spanning Ohio, California, and Arizona. He will be based in Akron and will serve clients in the midwest.

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