Fund Advisor, AMB West Conservation Fund
As Fund Advisor to the AMB West Conservation Fund, Elizabeth advises and implements the Blank family’s conservation grantmaking strategy in Montana. Elizabeth also leads the Ecosystem Services & Conservation Finance practices for Ranch Advisory Partners, where she works to improve the ecological and financial performance of working lands across the west. Formerly, Elizabeth served as the Director of the Shield-Ayres Foundation, a central-Texas based family foundation supporting nonprofits in the environmental, human services, and education sectors.
Raised in the fourth generation of a cattle ranching family in Texas, Elizabeth obtained a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She currently serves on the board of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, the NextGen board of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and is a mentor to a sixth-grade student through Thrive’s Child Advancement Project (CAP) program. Elizabeth lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband Chema.