Marin Agricultural Land Trust chooses Kreiner as new leader

Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., is the new CEO of the nonprofit Marin Agricultural Land Trust, or MALT.

Kreiner has served as CEO, executive director, board director and independent advisor to several organizations, the association said.

He was executive director of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Santa Clara, leading an effort to secure funding to accelerate more than 1,000 social enterprises in 100 countries. Prior to the Miller Center, Kreiner spent 17 years starting, building and managing life science companies, including pioneering biotech company Affymetrix as well as several new ventures in the fields of regenerative medicine, drug discovery. against cancer and the microbiome.

“Our planet is facing an urgent climate crisis, and it is imperative to identify and implement sustainable agricultural practices that provide nutritious food for everyone, everywhere. Marin County Agriculture is leading the way in modeling how local food systems can be part of the solution. We are delighted to welcome Thane to our organization and lead MALT to make our vision a reality, ”said Lisa Poncia, MALT board member and co-owner and operator of Stemple Creek Ranch, in the announcement.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust is a non-profit organization established in 1980 to permanently preserve agricultural land in Marin County. MALT oversees the protection of over 54,000 acres on 86 family farms and ranches.

Amalia H. Mercado