May 16, 2022

North Florida Land Trust is pleased to welcome Megan Porter to its executive team. Porter was hired for the newly created chief operating officer position. NFLT added the new role to help position the nonprofit land conservation organization for continued growth and the effective delivery of its conservation mission. Porter will report directly to the president and will work closely with all department directors including conservation acquisitions, stewardship and philanthropic services.

Porter will be responsible for overseeing all operational and administrative functions, systems and processes including human resources and information technology. She will be in charge of the strategic financial planning and monitoring of the organization to maximize effectiveness and organizational sustainability. She will also be the head of the human resources department and will be responsible for the performance management of the staff. Before joining NFLT, Porter served as the associate director of operations for the University of North Florida.

“Megan brings a unique combination of skills to NFLT,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “Her development and management of an $8.4 million budget, grant writing and administration, accounting, knowledge of our donor database, accreditation, and process improvement skills are just a perfect fit for our growing organization.”

Porter earned her master’s in business administration from the University of North Florida and her bachelor’s in accounting from Auburn University. She currently lives in Nassau County. Porter has a passion for land conservation in North Florida and enjoys visiting the many wilderness parks and preserves that surround the area.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life by protecting North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment. Founded in 1999, NFLT has preserved tens of thousands of acres of land through the donation or purchase of land as well as conservation easements.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with willing landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.