Bill Holman has a new gig: director of The Conservation Fund's North Carolina office.
It's a fitting job for the man who once served as Gov. Jim Hunt’s secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and as executive director of the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund.
Holman is currently director of State Policy at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.
In his new job, which starts Jan. 2, Holman will lead efforts to advance land and water conservation across North Carolina.
In the past three decades, The Conservation Fund has worked with land owners to help save more than 200,000 acres in the state, including Grandfather Mountain and Chimney Rock state parks, DuPont State Forest and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.
At Duke, Holman collaborated with the City of Raleigh and local land trusts on the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative, where the city’s water customers conserve important lands in the Falls Lake watershed.