Executive Director Nicole Sudduth to Step Down
After four successful years as executive director of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Nicole Sudduth is moving out of the area and will be resigning her position. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will greatly miss Nicole’s leadership, passion and compassion for wildlife and conservation, and the powerful motivation she brings to our organization. Nicole leaves our organization in a very strong position for future growth and we offer our collective and warm thanks for her contributions and leadership during her tenure as executive director.
Not only has Nicole served as our first and only executive director since 2014, she has fulfilled a number of foundational roles in the organization for almost 20 years. Prior to her current role, she served as both Board vice president and president and served as a dedicated volunteer for most of the last two decades. Nicole’s impactful contributions to Loudoun’s conservation are countless, but some featured highlights include compiling our annual butterfly count, authoring a definitive guide on the butterflies of Loudoun County, and spearheading our amphibian monitoring program as well as saving and restoring vernal pools. She headed up our highly successful campaign to save Monarch butterflies and was integral in the establishment of hundreds of Monarch Waystations and pollinator gardens throughout the county in schools, public spaces, and private homes. Over the years, Nicole’s research-driven articles in the Habitat Herald have educated our residents and advocated for the county’s wildlife. The Board of Directors wishes Nicole a successful future as she navigates the next chapter of her life.
In the coming weeks, the Board of Directors will post a job announcement for the position of Executive Director. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional) and encourages all qualified applicants to submit an application for consideration.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Board of Directors