Jeanette Press joined the Board of Trustees of The Conservation Foundation in March 2018. 

Jeanette is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for CMC Materials, leading the company’s global finance organization.

Prior to CMC Materials, Jeanette served as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Univar Solutions and USG Corporation.  Jeanette joined USG from the audit practice at KPMG LLP, where she spent more than 13 years serving both public and private, multinational corporations. While at KPMG, she spent three years in the firm’s national office in New York City, advising the firm’s audit and advisory professionals and clients on the application of accounting principles, Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, risk management and independence matters.

Jeanette graduated magnum cum laude from Loyola University with a degree in accounting and she is a licensed CPA.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Loyola University Accounting Advisory Board.

“I’m happy to be part of an organization whose goal is to save open spaces,” Jeanette said. “It’s where I love to be. It’s part of what we enjoy about living in the suburbs.”

She said she loves open space and feels it is an important area of pride for a community, and she hopes to get younger constituents involved in preserving land and to get them to know about The Conservation Foundation’s mission.  Jeanette feels there is wide reaching impact and immeasurable value in the Foundation’s mission to preserve land and restore rivers and streams since the benefit reaches everyone.  She, her husband, Dave, and dog, Clive, live in Lisle.