Green Bay, WI
Varied and exceptional are adjectives that best describe the background Robert Aragona brings to the land trust. From his professional life Robert Aragona hopes to transfer his experiences from a socially responsible baked goods corporation and work with Unilever North America in quality management. He is a member of Colonial Williamsburg Assembly, an endowed Century Club Member of Texas A&M University and is active in barbershop singing. Special interests are preservation and restoration of 18th and 19th century antiques and vintage cars and gentrification and restoration of historic homes and urban areas. That, he writes, led him to the preservation of wetlands, shorelands and natural areas that would fall to development then be lost forever.
“The challenge is helping them (land owners and trust members) understand how there is mutual benefit in preserving these natural gems in a way that honors their wishes into perpetuity,” Aragona says. He seeks to help others and most importantly motivate potential donors to feel good about the difficult decisions they are about to make.