Robert Ruano Appointed to Serve on Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees
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Ecostrata Services Executive to Serve Three Year Term
LINCOLN, Neb., July 16, 2019 – The Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Ecostrata Services Founder and President Robert Ruano to serve for a three-year term. Robert has over 29 years of management experience both in the private and public sectors. Robert's professional leadership includes many years in City of Miami government, overseeing all grant applications and environmental initiatives. Additionally, Robert has vast expertise in local, state, federal and foundation grant programs - helping to fund nonprofits, municipalities and private entities through development initiatives and government programs.
In addition to his appointment to the Arbor Day Foundation board, Robert volunteers and chairs several community boards and volunteers at community events. Currently, he serves as the immediate past-Chair of Miami-Dade County's Planning Advisory Board, Chair of Bike Walk Coral Gables (a nonprofit he helped start in 2011), he is a member of the USDA's National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council, Vice-Chair of the Green Mobility Network and he sits on the Coral Gables Transportation Advisory Board.
"Robert's professional and lay leadership experience provides the board with a unique perspective given his deep expertise in non-profit development," said Scott Josiah, Chair, Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees. "His appointment will help to navigate and continue growth fiscally for the Foundation."
Robert graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited professional.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.