Ruth Kennedy Sudduth is Vice Chair of LandVest, Inc., a privately held real estate advisory and brokerage firm based in Boston. Her practice has focused on advising nonprofits, private clients, and fiduciaries on important properties, many with historic or conservation significance. Growing up in the conservation community (her father was the Director of the National Park Service and her mother worked for the Conservation Fund well into her 80s), Ruth’s focus has been on the intersection between place and people. Her board work has paralleled those interests, including Sudbury Valley Trustees, the New England Forestry Foundation, Historic New England, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (which is how she came to Archaeology Southwest), Groton School, and Bennington College, as well as several privately-held companies. She is a graduate of Yale University with an MBA from Harvard Business School. She loves most being outside in beautiful places with people who care about them.