Lula Lake Land Trust Welcomes New Director Of Development And Communications

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Lula Lake Land Trust announced Tuesday that Matthew Hubbard has joined the staff as the director of development and communications. Mr. Hubbard joins Lula Lake after seven years in nonprofit development. He graduated with a B.S. in marketing from Jacksonville State University and holds additional degrees in English and psychology.
 
As a native of Northeast Alabama, Mr. Hubbard moved to the Chattanooga area in 2011. His love for conservation was sparked during a fourth grade field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium, where he went on to begin his career.
He’s an outdoor enthusiast who seeks out coast to coast adventures ranging from the Appalachian Trail to Muir Woods. In addition to working in nonprofit fundraising, Mr. Hubbard is also a best-selling novelist whose young adult novels have received acclaim.
 
“Conservation is my passion,” Mr. Hubbard said. “Last year at this time, I was visiting Lula Lake for the very first time. There was something magical about the core property that kept me coming back and donating. It strengthened my passion and led me on the path to where I am today.” 
 
Mr. Hubbard joins the Lula Lake team of Patrick Kelly, land manager, and Mike Pollock, executive director.  "Mike and the selection committee were highly impressed by Matthew’s in-depth knowledge, awareness of Chattanooga’s non-profit culture and eagerness to make a sincere impact on conservation," officials said.
 
“He has expertise in all areas of fundraising that are important to Lula Lake from event planning to corporate support to managing our annual campaigns,” Mr. Pollock said. “His depth will allow the rest of the staff and the board to focus on the mission objectives with more comfort and flexibility.”


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