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Ronald J. Tipton has been appointed executive director/CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Tipton has spent most of the past 30-plus years as an advocate for public land preservation and national park protection. A graduate of George Washington University with an undergraduate degree in American studies and a law degree from GW's National Law Center, Tipton first worked as a program officer at the National Academy of Sciences and on the oversight/investigative staff of the U.S. House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee.

Since 1978 he has been a part of the advocacy and/or management team of four non-profit national conservation organizations: The Wilderness Society, National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund and National Parks Conservation Association.

Tipton was the senior vice president for programs for NPCA from 2000-2008, when he became the senior vice president for policy. Tipton is a past president of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. He has been a member of the board or governing council of numerous recreation and trails organizations, including the ATC, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association. In 1978 he walked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail.