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Conserv Welcomes Buzz VanSantvoord as Director of Marketplace Development

Conserv welcomes Buzz VanSantvoord (with fish below) as the organization’s first Director of Marketplace Development. Buzz will be working part-time for the organization on the Rappahannock Marketplace Initiative. Buzz will be working on the overall design of the Marketplace and on the “Chesapeake Friendly” certification protocols. Buzz is also President of Road Runner Consulting helping companies solve logistics, transportation, and distribution challenges. He has extensive experience in designing fulfillment systems and processes for direct to consumer as well as business to business programs.

He has been a Vice-President of a multi-title $185mm catalog company and has more than 30 years of professional work experience in the land management, construction, civil engineering, retail management, and distribution and business operations industries.

He has been a surveyor, a draftsman, a firefighter, a district retail store manager, a call center manager, and a fulfillment executive. He has supervised a 200 seat customer service center, managed 650,000 square feet of warehouses, stocked, sold, and inventoried every classical record in print, been airlifted by helicopter to fight a 300,000 acre forest fire along side a crew of Eskimos, drawn a property map of the summer home of Dan Fogelberg, and survived three days at the original Woodstock festival. He is an Eagle Scout and spent 15 years as a volunteer youth sports coach. He enjoys woodworking and golf and birding in his spare time.

Buzz is most effective at strategic planning, process analysis and improvement, as well as team building and motivation.

He was also a heck of a drummer for his old band, Bent Fenders.

- Michael Collins


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