Beth Wytiaz to Lead Davidson Lands Conservancy

March 6, 2024

Davidson Lands Conservancy is proud to announce the appointment of Beth Wytiaz as Executive Director. She begins her new role in late April, taking the reins from Dave Cable, who has served as DLC Executive Director since 2020, following a 20-year conservation career.

Wytiaz comes to DLC with 25 years of work experience spanning marketing, sales, and primarily environmental sustainability. She has worked the last 14 years as part of Bank of America’s Global Environmental Group, leading its Net Zero initiatives with a special focus in recent years on the climate impacts associated with the bank’s financing activities.

Most recently, Wytiaz was recognized for her work at Bank of America with the 2023 30 Over 30 Excellence Award in Sustainability from the National Association of Environmental Managers.

“I’ve been fortunate to have focused the majority of my career on important environmental issues, and I am eager to expand this focus into tangible stewardship and conservation efforts with DLC.” Wytiaz said. “It’s a tremendous honor to step into leading this organization, and I’m fortunate to be mentored through the transition by Dave.”

“We are thrilled that DLC will be in Beth’s creative and experienced hands,” Cable said. “She is not only passionate about our mission and a consummate pro, but a delightful human being. I’m grateful to Tom Shandley’s search committee and our community interview panel for bringing her to the Conservancy.”

Wytiaz’s love of nature began as a child in Southern California, spending weekends camping with her family and summers at her grandparents’ Oregon farm. While pursuing her master’s in humanities with focus in environmental studies, she was inspired by nature writers like Henry David Thoreau and Annie Dillard.

Wytiaz looks forward to meeting with DLC board members, volunteers, supporters, partners, and other stakeholders. “I want to hear from them about what is working well, where opportunities may exist, and weave those ideas together to see where we can enhance the focus and efforts of DLC,” she said.

Wytiaz lives in Davidson with her husband, Jay, and three rescue pets— pups, Indie and Justice, and Liberty the cat.


As an accredited land trust, Davidson Lands Conservancy’s mission is to conserve local lands and natural resources and connect lives to nature. DLC advances its mission through education and through the four conservation pillars. Visit Davidsonlands.orgfor details, including information on the Now & Forever Campaign, conservation programs, news and events, and volunteer opportunities. Growth pressures on the Davidson area are high. While economic development benefits our community, balancing growth with well-stewarded and conserved natural lands is critical to our quality of life and to keeping Davidson attractive and healthy.