Advisory Board Bio: Anne W. Garnett

Anne W. GarnettĀ is a veteran consultant, nonprofit leader and fundraiser, with more than 30 years experience with environmental, especially conservation and marine-focused, non-profits. She has been a consultant to the Land Trust Alliance on federal policy and fund development as well as on national and agricultural communications projects since 2005 and for Sailors for the Sea since 2011.

She is Senior Director, Institutional Advancement for the Preservation Society of Newport County. She is the former executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust in Newport, Rhode Island. Anne was director of development for Save the Bay and the Rhode Island Zoological Society, and was named Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has taught workshops on fundraising and media relations at regional and national conferences, served on numerous boards, and has also worked as a guest naturalist and trip leader for several organizations.

She holds a MMA from the University of Rhode Island.