People: PBS Reno's Peter Stanton to lead Walker Basin Conservancy

Peter Stanton

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The Walker Basin Conservancy Board of Directors on Aug. 6 announced the hiring of Peter Stanton as the conservancy’s new executive director.

Stanton — a Texas-native who’s lived in Reno since 2012 — comes to the conservancy from PBS Reno, where he worked as Vice President of Development since 2018.

He has almost a decade of experience being a nonprofit leader with proven experience growing revenue, developing staff and delivering mission-driven results, according to a Aug. 6 press release.

“Peter brings to the Conservancy a combination of vision, energy, leadership traits and an understanding of the social and natural environment that will help guide the Conservancy into the future,” Dr. Sudeep Chandra, President of Walker Basin Conservancy Board of Directors, said in a statement. “He has a background in developing resources needed to support the mission of Conservancy that we know will lead to additional support for our programs. In addition, we believe, that Peter’s abilities along with the talents of our incredible staff is the right combination for engaging with our state and local stakeholders.”

Stanton is a passionate conservationist and outdoorsman who enjoys backcountry skiing, trail running, backpacking and kayaking. He takes on the new role on Sept. 28.


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