Lykes Bros. Inc. announces the appointment of Mallory Lykes Dimmitt to the new position of Vice President, Strategic Development and Business Relations for the Company. In this new position Mallory will seek support and approvals for strategic projects, identify and evaluate opportunities for program expansion or contraction, and establish relationships that support the vision and growth of Lykes Bros. “I have spent most of my career to date working for non-profit conservation organizations, and this is an exciting chance for me to work in the for-profit sector” said Dimmitt.
Mr. Lykes commented, “Mallory has done an impressive job as a previous member of our Board of Directors and I am excited to have her join the leadership team for the Company. Mallory’s knowledge and input will be paramount as we continue to grow Lykes Bros.”
Mallory previously served as the Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a conservation communications organization dedicated to connecting, protecting and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife. Mallory planned and led the group’s Glades to Gulf Expedition in early 2015, a 70-day, 1000-mile trek with media and outreach goals, including a one-hour documentary for PBS. She also led the Florida Wildlife Corridor’s board of directors in strategic planning effort to refine the organization’s direction and activities post-Expeditions, in order to influence the protection of the Corridor while sustaining the needs of the organization.
Before that Mallory led The Nature Conservancy's Colorado Plateau Initiative from Telluride, Colorado, assessing large-scale conservation opportunities in a four-state region of the West, and prior to that directed the Southwest Colorado Project for the Conservancy's Colorado Chapter. She has served as a member of Telluride’s Town Council and has worked with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations on natural resource issues. Mallory earned her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment, where she earned a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) in Environmental Economics and Policy. Mallory specializes in large landscape conservation and the nexus of agriculture and conservation, freshwater resources, and payments for ecosystem services. In August 2016 she completed leadership training as a member of Class IX of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Founded by Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes and his seven sons in 1900, Lykes Bros. Inc. is dedicated to conducting business with integrity, responsibility, and competence. Lykes has major land holdings in Florida and Texas and is one of the largest private landowners in the United States. The company's mission is to assure quality in its products and services, stewardship of the land and continued commitment to community involvement.
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