Bonnie LePard Named New Executive Director of Oatlands

                     Bonnie LePard

Oct. 26, 2015—Oatlands Chairman of the Board, Michael J. O’Connor, announced today the selection of Bonnie LePard as Oatlands new executive director.

LePard was the founder and longtime executive director of the Tregaron Conservancy in Washington, D.C. where she worked with the community and the Historic Preservation Review Board in an effort to save Tregaron Estate, a century old estate designed by renowned architect Charles Platt and famed landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. LePard was successful in saving the property, restoring the landscape, and opening the woodland garden to the public.

Prior to her work at Tregaron, she was an environmental crimes prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice.
“We are delighted that Bonnie has accepted the position with Oatlands,” stated O’Connor, “Her experience in historic preservation and land conservation as well as significant expertise in fundraising, will be a tremendous asset for this property.”

LePard holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a J.D. with emphasis on environmental law from New York University School of Law. She resides in northwest Washington, D.C. with her husband Bruce Reed and an old labrador retriever. Their daughter joined Teach for America and teaches fifth grade on the south side of Chicago. Their son is a junior at Yale.

When she isn’t working, LePard enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, landscape architecture, reading and cooking. She is also an avid sports fan and has been an aerobics instructor and soccer coach.

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