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Alumnus Takes VP Helm at Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society, the organization that works to protect public lands, now has a W&L alumnus as one of its top executives. Fred Silbernagel, a member of the W&L Class of 1976, is the society’s new senior vice president for finance and administration. He comes to his new post after 14 years at the Brookings Institution as the vice president for finance and administration, chief financial officer and treasurer.

At W&L, Fred earned his B.A. in accounting and business administration.

The Wilderness Society was founded in 1935 and now boasts more than 500,000 members and supporters. With headquarters in Washington, its large staff works out of nine regional centers across the country.

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