On October 9, Natural Lands announced the addition of Drew VandenBrul to its board of trustees.

VandenBrul is managing director with Grant Thornton LLP, an independent audit, tax, and advisory firm. He specializes in providing state and local tax consulting, compliance, and transaction planning across a variety of industries. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Villanova Graduate Tax program.

“Drew’s expertise and business acumen—paired with his enthusiasm for nature and spending time outdoors—are strong complements to our board of trustees,” said Natural Lands president Molly Morrison. “We are delighted to welcome him.”

VandenBrul’s community and nonprofit involvement includes various roles with the Garnet Valley High School Performing Arts Association; serving as chairman of the Garnet Valley School District Tax Study Commission; undertaking fundraising activities at the Nicholas Newlin Foundation; and being a Little Free Library steward.

“I am excited to join Natural Lands at this time of tremendous growth and activity, and look forward to connecting more people with nature across both the urban and rural parts of our region,” said VandenBrul.

VandenBrul received his B.S. in accounting and finance from Lehigh University and his master’s in taxation from Villanova University. He lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Glen Mills, Delaware County.