ATC News

Board Announcement

May 24, 2023

We are excited to announce new appointments to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Directors:

Jim LaTorre to Become Board Chair

Effective August 26, 2023

James LaTorreJim LaTorre of Potomac, Maryland, is a Georgetown University graduate and a retired partner of the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent his entire 39-year career. He joined the Board of ATC in August 2018. Over the course of his tenure, Jim has served as Board Secretary, Board Treasurer, Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive, Audit, Advancement, and DEI committees. He has participated in “Hike the Hill;” presented at annual membership meetings; and section hiked the A.T. from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Gorham, New Hampshire, with the intent of finishing this year. Hiking the A.T. led to joining the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, where Jim serves as a trail maintainer, campsite maintainer, boundary monitor, certified sawyer, and member of Trail Patrol.

Greg Winchester Joins Board

Effective May 12, 2023

Head and shoulders shotGreg Winchester of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, previously served on the ATC’s Board of Directors from June 2013 until November 2019. He has served on the Executive Committee as Vice Chairman, Chair of the Membership & Development Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee.

An ATC life member, Greg has been an active A.T. section hiker since high school as a Boy Scout and then as a member of the University of North Carolina Outing Club. He has completed the 14 state challenge and is working on completing the 31 club challenge. He is an active global section hiker and is exploring various sections of the International Appalachian Trail.

Greg has a distinguished career in commercial real estate with a focus on real estate finance, investment, and financial services. He has served over his lifetime with many nonprofits and ministries. Currently he is involved with the establishment of Auburn University’s Real Estate Development Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the Auburn University Foundation.

With Gratitude

Built and maintained by volunteers, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is grateful to those who have chosen to volunteer their time in service to our organization. We thank Colin Beasley for his many years of outstanding and dedicated service as a Board Member and Board Chair, always pushing our organization to new levels of leadership and excellence. Colin’s term as Board Chair will conclude on August 26, 2023.