Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Nancy Hyde, vice chair of the NVCT Board and coordinator of NVCT’s initial and renewal accreditation applications, is a retired attorney specializing in employee benefits. Her career includes service with the U.S. Department of Labor (investigation, enforcement, and litigation of fiduciary breach allegations involving pension and health plans) and private practice representing labor organizations, employers, employee benefit plans, and individual participants in pension and health plans. She is a long-time active participant in Arlington County neighborhood, civic, and political affairs.
Her work on the board started with her concern as a landowner about the threat of encroaching development to her family’s ranch in Texas. In 1999 she took a continuing legal education course called “Preserving Family Lands,” taught by Stephen J. Small. To educate herself further about conservation easements and the associated tax and other legal and practical issues, she began volunteering with NVCT and served on the Land Stewardship Committee before being elected to the Board in 2001. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Land Stewardship Committees, and chair of the Audit Committee.
Nancy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas, a master’s from Florida State University, and a law degree from George Washington University.