Mary Anne Piacentini

Mary Anne is responsible for coordinating land protection programs, conservation assistance to private landowners, fundraising, and facilitating community partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

Ms. Piacentini received a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Hampshire.  Ms. Piacentini is the past chair of the Board of Directors of the Texas Land Trust Council and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of American Festival for the Arts. She received the .

Areas of focus: urban and regional planning, conservation strategies, master planning, financing instruments for conservation related efforts, and conservation easement and acquisition strategies.


  • (2014) Terry Hershey Texas Women in Conservation Award from Houston Audubon and Texas Audubon
  • ( 2005)Army and Sarah Emmott Conservation Award from the Citizens' Environmental Coalition for her prairie conservation efforts