Lori Olson, Executive Director
Lori Olson has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Land Trust Council since July of 2011, working to strengthen the coalition of land and water conservation organizations working across the Texas. In her work with the Council, Lori engages in state and federal advocacy, strategic outreach, and research projects that promote the many benefits of conservation. She offers counsel, training, and technical assistance, and hosts the annual Texas Land Conservation Conference.
Lori has over two decades of experience in the field of land conservation, working with land trusts in Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. She is the former Executive Director of the Eno River Association, a land trust located in Durham, NC. She also served for several years as a project manager for The Trust for Public Land, focusing on Central Texas conservation projects with government agency partners including the Cities of Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Travis and Hays Counties.
A native Texan, Lori is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biology, and a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning, as well as a Master of Science degree in Public Affairs. She also completed her Certificate in Non-Profit Management at Duke University. She is an avid conservationist and lover of the outdoors. Lori lives in the Texas Hill Country with her family.