Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, welcomes the addition of Tyler Congleton to its advisory board.
Congleton has served as the managing partner of Blackberry Farm Real Estate, LLC since 2010. At the acclaimed resorts in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Congleton oversees residential development and sales at Blackberry Farm & Blackberry Mountain.
With Congleton’s leadership, private ownership has grown tremendously yet on intentionally limited footprints within Blackberry’s large land holdings, with thousands of acres set aside for conservation.
“Working with the Beall family and Blackberry team to refine and execute a unique land use vision has allowed me to help protect and share the beauty of our state. I’m so pleased to join Tennessee Wildlife Federation. It is incumbent upon us to be the voice for our lands so that we can ensure healthy and abundant landscapes for future generations,” said Congleton.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Tyler to the Federation’s advisory board. We are lucky to have leaders from across industries bringing their expertise and perspective to address the major conservation challenges we tackle as part of our mission,” stated Bruce Fox, chairman of the board of directors of Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
In addition to serving on the advisory board of the Federation, Congleton serves or has served on boards of directors of the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Sequoyah Elementary Foundation and Trout Unlimited among others.
He is a member of the Recreational Development Council of the Urban Land Institute, where he has been a featured speaker and panelist.
Congleton is a fishing and bird hunting enthusiast who enjoys the Tennessee outdoors with his wife Vee and their two boys whenever possible. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.