Nathan Truitt

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

As vice president of strategic partnerships for the American Forest Foundation, Nathan Truitt works with corporate and NGO partners to develop innovative solutions that engage America’s family forest owners in climate mitigation, wildfire risk reduction, support of biodiversity and production of sustainable fiber for the forest products industry. 

Nathan began his career in the nonprofit world working in international education and development—first as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan and later as a program, country and regional director in Uzbekistan, Serbia and Kosovo. He earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California and a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. He and his wife, Zalina, now live in Alexandria, Virginia with their three children.

  • Favorite Tree

    Coastal Redwood

  • Favorite Forest Activity


  • Favorite Wildlife Critter

    Northern Cardinal