Linden Trust for Conservation

Lawrence H. Linden, Founder and Trustee

Larry Linden is the Founder and Trustee of the Linden Trust for Conservation.  As a scientist, engineer and management expert, Mr. Linden established the Trust to apply the pragmatic, problem-solving approach from his successful business career to pressing conservation challenges facing the United States and the global community. 

He is dedicated to giving back to the country that provided him with great opportunity, so that current and future generations can continue to live in a strong, prosperous and healthy America. 

Since 2006, the Trust has helped provide financial and intellectual support for the application of state-of-the art tools in markets and finance to a select group of important initiatives.

Mr. Linden is a former General Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was a leader of the build-out of the firm's integrated trading infrastructure through its global expansion in the 1990s.  More recently, as an Advisory Director, he led the firm's project to establish a large nature reserve in Tierra del Fuego, Chile, and helped launch the firm's environmental policy.  He retired in 2008.

Before joining Goldman Sachs in 1992, Mr. Linden was a Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked with corporations in the industrial, technology and financial sectors and served as a technology policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

He is a member and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund, U. S., the domestic arm of the largest global conservation group, and a former member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Resources for the Future, the leading nonpartisan think tank on environmental and natural resource economics.  In the business world, he serves as Senior Advisor to the Redstone Strategy Group, a leading management consulting firm in the conservation and philanthropy arenas; as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of New World Capital Group, a private equity firm; and on the Board of Directors of TIAA, the operating entity of the TIAA-CREF complex, the largest private pension system in the U.S.  He has lectured or led discussion roundtables on conservation at Yale, Columbia, Princeton, MIT and the Council on Foreign Relations.  Mr. Linden holds a PhD from MIT and a BSE from Princeton.

He and his wife live in New York City and are the proud parents of two daughters.  He is a registered Independent.

Roger Ullman, Executive Director

Roger Ullman joined LTC in 2006 as its first Executive Director.  From 2002 to 2006 he was at Rainforest Alliance, as Director of Strategic Business Development and Managing Director of the SmartWood program, with operations in more than 50 countries.  For nearly two decades before that Mr. Ullman worked on Wall Street, most recently as a Managing Director of investment banking at Merrill Lynch, where he started and built the firm's mergers and acquisitions business in Latin America.  He volunteers with Environmental Entrepreneurs in New York and is a founding organizer of New Resource Bank.  He is a registered independent.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in history from Harvard College.

Cait Shubick, Program Associate

Cait Shubick joined LTC in 2016 as a Program Associate.  Prior to joining LTC, Cait was on the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C. from 2014 to 2016.  Previously she worked at CSC as an Environmental Coordinator overseeing sampling projects and analytical programs for EPA’s Contract Laboratory Program from 2012 to 2014.  Cait also has experience on Capitol Hill, completing an internship and then working for Congressman Frank Guinta in 2012.  Cait graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

Karen Simonson, Director of Finance and Administration

After serving as LTC's first Manager of Finance and Administration, Karen Simonson rejoined LTC in 2011.   Prior to her return, Ms. Simonson was the Director of Finance of the Queens Botanical Garden.   Ms. Simonson has served in financial and accounting management positions in the non-profit sector for over fifteen years.   She holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a BA in accounting and economics from Queens College.

Amy Tohn, Office Administrator

Amy Tohn joined LTC in 2009.   Previously, she was the Executive Assistant to the President and Managing Partner of an executive search firm in New York City.   Earlier, she was an executive assistant at General Electric, WMC Mortgage, located in Burbank, California.  Additionally, her career path includes several years of executive support, sales & marketing.   Ms. Tohn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising Management, from the Fashion Institute of Technology.