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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has named Reid Wilson, former chief of staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its new executive director.

Wilson, who joins the Raleigh-based group March 3, most recently was senior vice president for M&R Strategic Services in Washington, D.C., providing advice and strategic planning assistance to environmental groups.

Before serving as chief of staff for former EPA Administrator Carol Browner from 1998 to 2000, Wilson was EPA’s deputy chief of staff from 1995 to 1998, and public liaison director from 1993 to 1995.

From 1989 to 1993, he was political director for the national Sierra Club.

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina, which serves as a land trust and resource for the state’s network of 22 local and regional land trusts, has helped protect more than 85,000 acres in 500 locales in the state.

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