Coastal Mountains Land Trust names next executive director
Camden — The board of directors of Coastal Mountains Land Trust announces that Doug Sensenig has been chosen as the organization's next executive director.
Sensenig will assume leadership of the nonprofit in February 2014, following the retirement of current Executive Director Scott Dickerson.
No stranger to land conservation, Sensenig helped draft and negotiate one of the first conservation easements held by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, on a family property on Fernalds Neck in Lincolnville in 1987. He has served six years on the land trust's board of directors, including a term as president. In addition, he brings with him experience from two years as executive director of the Hawai'i Island Land Trust in Kealakekua, Hawaii, where he guided that organization through a merger with three others to form one statewide land trust. Sensenig's extensive background as an attorney and as an investment adviser will also serve him well in his oversight and management of the land trust.
Sensenig, his wife Jennifer Bell, and their daughter Kate live in Camden.
"Coastal Mountains Land Trust has been a part of my life for over 25 years. It's been a story of people of all backgrounds coming together to make sure we pass on the same beautiful places that were left to us. It's a story of joy, remarkable success, and a lot of great laughs. I'm honored to help carry the torch that has been so ably borne by Scott Dickerson and the excellent staff over the years. Land conservation is vitally important to our communities. It isn't about fighting change — it's about communities changing for the better," Sensenig said in a news release.
Jim Krosschell, land trust board president, affirmed, "We are very fortunate to be able to hire someone who has technical expertise, infectious enthusiasm, and long-standing ties to this community. We're looking forward to Doug's tenure with the Land Trust with great anticipation."
For more information, please visit coastalmountains.org or call 236-7091.