Alumnus Takes VP Helm at Wilderness Society

Fred Silbernagel '76 belonged to Pi Kappa Phi. A CPA, he has also worked for Bond Beebe and Stoy, Malone & Co.

The Wilderness Society, the organization that works to protect public lands, now has a W&L alumnus as one of its top executives. Fred Silbernagel, a member of the W&L Class of 1976, is the society’s new senior vice president for finance and administration. He comes to his new post after 14 years at the Brookings Institution as the vice president for finance and administration, chief financial officer and treasurer.

At W&L, Fred earned his B.A. in accounting and business administration.

The Wilderness Society was founded in 1935 and now boasts more than 500,000 members and supporters. With headquarters in Washington, its large staff works out of nine regional centers across the country.

1 Response to “Alumnus Takes VP Helm at Wilderness Society”


  1. 1 w and l outing club December 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This is great news for W and L and the Outing Club- perhaps we can arrange a presentation/visit and encourage current students to get involved in Wilderness and public land issues.


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