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Conservancy of Southwest Florida appoints five new board members

NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida members elected five new directors for four years terms on the board of directors. Terry Edwards, Robin Hamilton, Katrina Lundmark-Kash, Jon Kukk and Charles Mueller were elected at the organization’s 56th Annual Members’ Meeting on Jan. 16 at the Conservancy Nature Center.

Edwards is a retired editor and art gallery director who, with her husband Bob, is a trustee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation and former chair of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. She chaired the 2017 and 2018 Naples Zoo galas and has served on the Conservancy’s Magic Under the Mangroves committee. She is a former board member of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. A native of St. Louis, she moved to Naples in 2004. She is passionate about education, wildlife and water conservation.

Robin Hamilton, vice president wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management has worked in the financial industry for 23 years in Pittsburgh and Naples. After growing up in Chicago, Robin moved with her family to Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. She served as the Conservancy’s 2019 Chair for “Magic Under the Mangroves” and remained on the board. She serves on the board of the Women’s Foundation of Collier County and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Collier. She is an avid diver and boater and recognizes the challenges facing Southwest Florida’s water and wildlife.

Lundmark-Kash is retired owner of Canyon Road retail store in New Canaan, Connecticut, owner of K. Lundmark Design, an art teacher in Chicago public schools and motion picture set decorator for films and TV commercials. Lundmark-Kash became a full-time resident of Naples in 2015, spending summers in Chicago. She is a trustee of Naples Children & Education Foundation and a member of the grant committee. She was active in the equestrian community in Barrington Hills, Illinois, and part of the Save Five Acres group that successfully defended the existing 5-acre zoning regulations to protect the rural character in Barrington Hills.

Kukk moved to Naples in 2001 after obtaining his architectural degree in 1991 at Cornell University and founded Kukk Architecture and Design with his sister. He has served numerous positions at the state and local level for the American Institute of Architects, including AIA Florida SW chapter president and state director. He was founding member and chairman of the City of Naples Design Review Board where he served two terms and helped craft the city ordinance that still governs local commercial design today. He is an active volunteer with the Naples Gulfshore Sunset Rotary, Collier Building Industry Association, Naples Historical Society and the Conservancy’s RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament. He is focused on water quality issues and guiding the Conservancy’s long-range planning and future campus expansions.

As president of the West Florida Region for Northern Trust, Mueller is responsible for leading the delivery of holistic advice and client service through investment, fiduciary, banking and wealth planning professionals. He has over 37 years of experience in serving business-owning families, corporate executives, professionals, not-for-profits and other wealth owners in a variety of wealth management and commercial banking roles. He serves on the board of directors for the Naples Zoo, Naples Historical Society and The Nature Conservancy – Illinois Chapter, and is a past trustee of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

“Members of our board of directors provide leadership, financial oversight and help set strategic plans for our organization,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “These dedicated volunteers come from diverse backgrounds in public service, private industry, education, media, finance and philanthropy and are an invaluable asset to the Conservancy’s mission to protect our water, land, wildlife and future.”

The Conservancy’s board of directors is currently led by board chair Van Williams, vice chair Phil Gresh, treasurer John R. Walter and secretary Gerri Moll.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 55-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.

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