President and CEO of The Trustees of Reservations

Abbie Schuster

Barbara is the fourth president and CEO in the 127-year history of The Trustees—and the first female ever to hold the position. As if that isn’t epic enough, The Trustees have had the highest income, visitor and membership growth in their entire history during her tenure!

Under Barbara’s leadership, The Trustees have tried new initiatives like contemporary public art installations, family farm dinners and open-air biergarten-style experiences at cultural sites. Thanks to those initiatives, over 250,000 people participated in a Trustees program last year. Way to go, Barbara!

We might be talking about coastal education opportunities or discussing how to make our working farms more sustainable or strategizing an open space along the Boston waterfront—all in the span of one hour!” We can’t thank these guys enough for what they do.