Staff and Board Listing

PEC Staff

Major Gifts
(540) 347-2334 ext. 7006
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gertraud hechl

Gertraud Hechl joined PEC staff in the summer of 2019. Gertraud has a broad background in the arts and business and serves on several non-profit boards. She holds a degree in strategic management from Wirtschaftsuniversität, Vienna, where she also studied modern languages.

Gertraud is excited to be working at a place which had been the leader in promoting and protecting the Piedmont for decades. Austrian by birth, Gertraud has lived in many countries, always returning to her farm in Fauquier county.

Communications Fellow
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Hugh Kenny

Hugh Kenny joined the communications team at PEC in September 2019. He graduated from Bates College earlier in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in history. During college, he spent his summers guiding long-distance bike trips in the US, Canada, and Europe. His time pedaling across varied landscapes taught him the value of looking at places, even familiar ones, from new and novel viewpoints.

At PEC, Hugh focuses on creating videos that highlight the staff’s work and the value of the landscapes that the organization protects. He uses video to give viewers a new perspective on places they may pass by every day, display the incredible beauty of the Piedmont, and build support for PEC’s initiatives.

Born and raised in New York City, Hugh currently lives in The Plains, VA and spends his free time riding his bike on Fauquier County’s endless miles of beautiful gravel roads.

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