Robert Banner, Senior Project Officer

“I love marrying ecology and economy at ACRE. Everyone wins.”

Rob joined us after 11 years as President of Great Meadow Foundation, a 375-acre equine event park and 501(c)3 non-profit. There, he raised more than $5M to double the park’s size and hosted more than 40 events that drew 200,000 through the gates each year.  One of his last fundraising projects was with Conservation Plus (a div of ACRE,) and it did so well, Rob had to join!  Combine event management and fundraising with 30 years publishing national equine magazines like The Chronicle of the Horse, and Rob is uniquely equipped to spread the word to landowners and media outlets alike. He also serves as a Director for the Virginia Horse Industry Board and the Equine Land Conservation Resource.  A consummate horseman, Rob foxhunts and showjumps on weekends.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English.