Tamara Muruetagoiena has been appointed Director of Sustainability at the International Fresh Produce Association located in Newark, Del., leaving her position as executive director of Great Mountain Forest Inc.

               Tamara joined GMF in 2019 to help lead the organization to carry out its plans to advance new forest management that recognizes the ecological and economic benefits of forests. GMF manages one of the larger, private active forests in southern New England.

               Tamara was an important contributor to GMF’s success. She helped expand its visibility and recognition both regionally and nationally. Under her leadership, GMF achieved representation on Gov. Ned Lamont’s Governor’s Council on Climate Change, it joined the region-based Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative and became a voting member of International Union for Conservation of Nature, a global authority on the status of the natural world.

                The Board of Trustees will be announcing a leadership plan shortly.