North Florida Land Trust adds new members to board


North Florida Land Trust has welcomed three new members to its board of directors with Pierre N. Allaire, Ph.D., Charles E. Commander IV and T.R. Hainline, Jr. joining the board and each serving a term of three years.

“We welcome Pierre, Charles and T.R. to our board and are very lucky they have agreed to help guide us in our efforts to save Florida’s natural landscapes because it is now or never,” Allison DeFoor, president of North Florida Land Trust said. “These men bring a wealth of knowledge that will help contribute to our organization. Charles also has a personal link to NFLT as his late father who recently passed away, was one of our top supporters. We thank them for agreeing to serve.”

Allaire is an independent consultant and works in nonprofit fundraising, board development and management, executive coaching, campaign planning and endowment building.

He retired from the Baptist Health Foundation in 2018 after serving as the vice president and chief development officer. He also spent 18 years as vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the University of North Florida Foundation.

He has also served on boards including the Hubbard House Foundation, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Allaire earned his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Louisville, his master's degree at Stephen F. Austin State University, and his bachelor’s degree at St. Edward’s University. Allaire lives in East Arlington.

Commander, who lives in Ortega, is a partner with the Atlanta office of Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of executive search, corporate culture and leadership consulting services. Commander joined the firm more than two decades ago and serves as the global sector leader of the engineering, construction and infrastructure services specialty division.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also served in the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal from the Secretary of the Navy.

Hainline is a shareholder at Rogers Towers’ Governmental and Regulatory Law Department where he practices in the areas of land use law, local government procurement and governmental relations.

He has extensive experience in comprehensive planning, zoning and permitting. Hainline is a graduate of Duke University where he earned his Juris Doctor and has received many awards and accolades including The Best Lawyers in America® and has served his community in many capacities including on the Mayor’s Park Task Force from 2004-2005 and Growth Management Task Force from 1996-1997 and on the board of local nonprofits including Timucuan Parks Foundation and Seamark Ranch.

All three are now part of the board which is made up of 16 individuals in diverse fields within the community.

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