The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership has named Brenda Sieglitz as its first manager effective November 26. The Partnership is a statewide coalition dedicated to restoring the health of Pennsylvania’s waterways by planting trees. Several Pennsylvania land trusts, such as ClearWater Conservancy, Manada Conservancy, and North Branch Land Trusts, are partners. Other partners include the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, multiple county conservation districts, and the Arbor Day Foundation.
As the manager, Sieglitz will help ensure the success of the Partnership by synchronizing creative strategies to serve and diversify the partners, funders, agencies, and other priority audiences.
Working closely with the Making History Campaign team, she’ll also serve as the key internal point person to ensure Partnership activities are effectively coordinated and communicated.
For over a decade, Sieglitz has worked in the private sector where she has focused on project management, business development initiatives, sales, and marketing.
During this time, she created and led multiple marketing and events centered on public–private partnerships, including leading the development and launch for a biodegradable food- service disposables line in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sieglitz has lent her expertise to numerous organizations; she’s the current president of the board for the Susquehanna Valley Chamber and co-chair of Lancaster County Conservancy’s Riverlands Trail Festival. She’s also held leadership and mentor roles with organizations such as the Lancaster County Chamber, Team Sarcoma Keepin’ it Kevin, and the National Parks Service, to name a few.
Sieglitz is a certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist.