INHF Board Spotlight: John Fisher

Posted on February 16, 2023 in Blog

INHF Board Spotlight

This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa’s land, water and wildlife, INHF’s 34-person board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. INHF board members come from every region of the state, connecting our work with communities, landowners and organizations that help to make more conservation happen. See a full list of board members here.

John Fisher

Head shot of Jeff Lockwood, INHF board member

John grew up in Cedar Rapids, where he spent a great deal of time wading in Indian Creek trying to catch crawdads. He now lives in Des Moines and serves as Senior Vice President with RBC Wealth Management. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family, reading, practicing yoga, playing golf and tennis and working in his garden.

John is an active community member, and his many philanthropic and volunteer roles includes serving as Chair of INHF’s Board. He joined the board in 2014 after learning about INHF while sitting next to Mark Ackleson on an airplane. Now in his eighth year on the board, John has learned to appreciate the hard work our staff and board do to plan and complete conservation projects that often take years to finish. He cites that “the work we do now not only benefits Iowans today, but all future Iowans.”

His sense for the importance of parts of a whole is clear from a recognition that each project matters and the value he places on partnerships. “Every project, large or small, is important and over time the cumulative rewards for Iowa grow.” John said. “But we couldn’t do it alone. The teamwork it takes and the relationships we build along the way make our work even more rewarding.  Thank you for your continued support — your partnership — in making our work possible.”