Tom Maloney Bio
 
Tom became the Conservancy’s first Executive Director in February 2009 with 15 years of experience as a conservationist, environmental advocate, natural resource planner and ecologist.  Most recently Tom served as the North and Central Coast Ecoregional Director for The Nature Conservancy. Tom started his career on the Connecticut River as the first River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. The River Steward program provided leadership for river advocacy and restoration of New England’s largest river. Tom left the Watershed Council to join The Nature Conservancy to establish the Plymouth Pinelands Program in Plymouth, MA where the focus was the conservation of globally rare pine barrens and coastal plain ponds. In 2005 Tom joined the California Program of The Nature Conservancy. The focus of that work was conservation planning for the Carrizo Plain National Monument and land conservation in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Tom holds a BA in Economics from Boston University and a MS in Resource Management from Antioch New England. Since 1997, Tom has also served as a natural history tour
guide on three continents. As a dedicated birder and naturalist, Tom is thrilled to have the opportunity to discover the tremendous ecological resources of the Tejon Ranch.

Thomas H. Maloney
Executive Director
Tejon Ranch Conservancy