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Meet board member Andy Held

Posted by jbroughton at Sep 20, 2012 12:57 PM |
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“I believe in ‘think globally, act locally,’ says Conservation Northwest board member Andy Held, "and Conservation Northwest is the most effective environmental organization in the Northwest."

Meet board member Andy Held

Andy Held in boating attire. He joined Conservation Northwest's board in 2010.

Next Monday our board of directors meets in person, something they do four times in a calendar year. I enjoy getting to hear what this talented group of individuals thinks about our budget, program work, and future direction.

Today, meet Andy Held, who joined our board in 2010. With a 20-year career in high-tech, and 10 years working with his own small business, Andy has helped lead organizations both large and small. He’s served on non-profit and appointed government boards since 1985.

We welcome his skills honed through such public service, such as working collaboratively to set strategic direction and to support hard-working staff as they accomplish their goals. “I’ve been on the Kirkland Planning Commission for seven years. The issues of shaping development to ensure quality of life and an effective transportation system for people and for endangered wildlife are remarkably similar,” said Andy.

“I believe in ‘think globally, act locally,’ and Conservation Northwest is the most effective environmental organization in the Northwest. I’m willing to ask people for money for causes that I believe in,” he said.

“I believe in ‘think globally, act locally,’ and Conservation Northwest is the most effective environmental organization in the Northwest. I’m willing to ask people for money for causes that I believe in,” he said. Andy has generously supported us with his own money since the early ‘90s.

Andy lives in Kirkland with his wife, 2 kids, 1 dog, 7 kayaks, and 2 canoes. He has his own photography business and also takes remarkable nature shots with an iPhone. “I love playing in the woods and on rivers, and it’s become even more fun hiking and paddling with my daughters!

"I also serve on the Board of Wilderness Awareness School. We help children connect with nature, so that they grow up to work for, guide, and support organizations like Conservation Northwest.”

Meet other recently profiled Conservation Northwest board members Dave Hedrick, Steve Sundquist and Michel Girard, and our current board president Heidi Wills.

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