As the newly appointed executive director of Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Conservancy, Virginia Logan ’81, of Rosemont, Pa., will lead the respected nonprofit organization in its efforts to preserve the natural and cultural legacy of the Brandywine watershed. Logan will assume her new role in January 2012.
“The Brandywine River Museum’s unparalleled collections, exhibitions, and programs are widely admired,” Logan says. “Through its environmental management center, the Conservancy has done tremendous work in open space preservation, advocating for responsible land use and preservation of water quality.”
“Working together with its accomplished staff, I look forward to building on the Conservancy’s many strengths as we begin a new chapter in its history,” says Logan, a former Sunoco executive. An English graduate, she holds a juris doctorate from Villanova University School of Law.
Her executive experience in the nonprofit sector includes nearly a decade on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale (PBCC). During her seven years as chair of the board, Logan led the 40-year-old organization through a key period of strategic planning that prepared the PBCC for a new phase of growth.
In 25 years at Sunoco, Logan held a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as executive in charge of the Fortune 100 company’s public affairs organization. She also led operations in the company’s retail marketing business and oversaw a commercial law practice group.
Brandywine Conservancy was founded in 1967 to protect portions of the historic village of Chadds Ford, where the office is located, from industrial development. The organization has developed a variety of programs and preserved more than 44,000 acres. It owns and manages more than 2,600 acres in Pennsylvania and Delaware, including many historic properties and structures.
Brandywine River Museum features a renowned collection of American art. The museum also owns and conducts public programs at the N.C. Wyeth studio and house and the Kuerner Farm, which inspired nearly 1,000 works of art by Andrew Wyeth.