Parker Agelasto has served as the executive director of Capital Region Land Conservancy since 2015. He has an MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, a master of arts in art history also from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s from Bates College. Parker is currently board chair of Virginia’s United Land Trusts. Previously serving 7 years on the city council in Richmond, Virginia, he has developed collaborative relationships with elected officials and planning staffs across the region to better coordinate strategic land conservation efforts. His leadership at CRLC has helped to protect more than 2,000 acres including several significant projects such as Malvern Hill that preserve working farmland, increase public access to the outdoors and offers opportunity to interpret more than 400 years of history. Parker lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.