Thomas Bland

Thomas Bland

Chief Financial Officer

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Tom has been with the organization since 2009. He manages the financial operations of the organization, including the financial accounting, financial reporting to funders and partners, job costing and tax filings, annual audit, and monthly reporting to management. He is also responsible for human resources, legal and contract management, intellectual property trademarking and copywriting, information technology, corporate governance, risk management, and facilities management.

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant, with over 30 years experience working with small to mid-sized companies and not for profit organizations. He has extensive experience in financial operations, board relations, corporate governance, risk management, operational administration, treasury and human resources. As an entrepreneur, he has participated in the creation and building of a number of organizations from the ground up, having been responsible for all administrative functions. A scientist who became a CPA, he has a BS in Genetics from the University of California, an MS in Genetics from the University of Arizona, and is involved in numerous conservation and botanical organizations. He has traveled extensively worldwide, with a particular interest in World Heritage Sites, and places where he can experience first-hand, the beauty and wonder of the natural world.