As the current Arizona Land and Water Trust Executive Director, Liz Petterson has vast experience in nonprofit management, educational programming, fundraising and development, public relations and marketing, and advocacy related to environmental and conservation issues. Additional areas of expertise include grant writing and other forms of communication. She also brings to the table established relationships with myriad government agencies and foundations, as well as undeniable skill in navigating and developing new connections. “Since becoming aware of Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), I have learned a great deal about the critical mission of the organization,” Liz says. “In addition to a lifelong passion for the marine environment, I believe my 25-plus years of working in the nonprofit community could be helpful towards PWF successfully meeting both its short- and long-term mission goals.”