As executive vice president and chief financial officer, Dave Phillips ensures that The Conservation Fund maintains the highest standards of nonprofit performance. Since Dave joined the Fund in 1999, the organization has grown its net assets four-fold, while consistently earning exceptional charity rankings. Dave describes his job as both preserving the Fund’s assets and helping to chart its future. Prior to joining the Fund, he worked as CFO at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and advanced study at George Mason University.