David Worth named interim Executive Director
David Worth, chairman of the board of directors at The Residences at Sherburne Commons, and former interim executive director and member of the Nantucket Historical Association board of trustees, has been named interim executive director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation until a permanent replacement for Jim Lentowski, who retired last month, is hired.
“As we continue to search for Jim’s replacement, we have identified David to fulfill the executive director role temporarily,” said Arthur Gosnell, p resident of the NCF board of trustees. “His knowledge and recent roles will be a tremendous asset to the Foundation during this transitional period.”
Lentowski retired July 3 after 47 years leading the organization that today protects more than 9,000 acres of open space across the island, including Sanford Farm, Tupancy Links, Squam Farm and Swamp, the Milestone and Windswept cranberry bogs, Norwood Farm and the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s Nantucket Field Station in Quaise.
The Foundation has engaged an executive search firm to find his permanent replacement.
Worth is a retired senior executive with over 35 years of management experience. He most recently led the $100 million global services advisory practice at ARCADIS NV, a publicly traded global technical consulting company from which he retired.
On-island, he currently serves as chairman of the Town of Nantucket’s Finance Committee and on a number of ad hoc town committees. He previously served on the board of Flakt, Inc. a division of ABB, Inc., as a director of German-based UL-DQS Gmbh, as a trustee of the Wayneflete School in Portland, Maine and the Manlius Pebble Hill School in Fayetteville, N.Y. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard Business School’s advanced management program. He enjoys sailing, biking and tennis in his free time.
Worth grew up on Nantucket and returned in the summers with his wife Leslie Forbes and their two sons before retiring to the island in 2013. He is a direct descendent of William Worth, who settled on Nantucket in 1662 and married Sarah Macy, the daughter of Thomas Macy.
Founded in 1963, the mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining and managing natural areas and habitats and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in the Island’s natural resources.