Aug 22, 2024 7:15 AM
Jeff Swinehart, CEO and Jamie Hall, VP of Develop
Lancaster Farmland Trust

Jeff Swinehart, is the President and CEO of Lancaster Farmland Trust beginning in 2022. Prior to this role, he served as the organizations' Chief Operating Officer for 3 years and Deputy Director fo 13 years. During his 24-year tenure, Jeff and his team have built Lancaster Farmland Trust's easement portfolio to more than 575 easements and 35,000 acres -- the largest easement portfolio in PA. Jeff is a member of the WeConservePA Board and Policy Committee; serves as Chairman of the Manheim Township Planning Commission; is Chair of the Lancaster Clean Water Partners; and is serving his second three-year term as the Mid-Atlantic representative for Terrafirma RRG, LLC. Jeff graduated with a Master's degree in Public Administration from Penn State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, plus minors in Geology and Regional Planning from Mansfield University.


Jamie Hall, the VP of Development was born and raised in Lancaster County and brings a deep-rooted connection to the mission of preserving our cherished farmlands. With experience in the nonprofit sector, Jamie previously served as a director of development and in roles in marketing and communications. Jamie is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships wtih supporters and identifying new fundng opportunities to further Lancaster Farmland Trust's vital work. .