Elizabeth Ward is the Director of Communications for the Land Trust Alliance. Previously she was at The Nature Conservancy, which she first joined in 2004 as Director of Marketing. Among other roles, she was responsible for the Conservancy’s flagship marketing channels, including the award-winning Nature Conservancy magazine; elite media relations; brand marketing; film and video; digital marketing and strategic communications for the Conservancy’s policy, strategy and science work. Ward has more than 20 years’ experience across print and interactive media, focused on new product development, and a strong editorial background in trade and continuity publishing at St. Martin's Press and Time-Life Books. Immediately prior to the Conservancy she served as executive director for America Online's Research & Learn Channel. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and lives with her husband and two children in Arlington, VA.