The Board of Directors of Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces the election of five new board members to three-year terms. Dale Nichols serves as Deputy General Counsel for The Northern Trust Company. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Bankers Association Trust Counsel Committee, and Section leader of the Chicago Bar Association Chorus. He is a resident of Chicago and Beverly Shores. Wendy Vachet is Regional Environmental Manager of Michael Baker International, Inc. in Chicago. She is a member of the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, and a Board Member of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District. Wendy specializes in environmental science, public policy and partnership development, and is particularly interested in urban ecology, sustainability, and climate change. She is a resident of Gary. Sean Hay is a Partner at JCMA Inc. a digital marketing, media, and branding company that works with small business owners throughout Northwest Indiana. He is a resident of Valparaiso. Martin Lucas serves as County Attorney for Starke County. He also has extensive knowledge of the natural history of the Kankakee Sands region. He resides in North Judson. Erin Labovitz serves as Office Support Specialist at Discovery Charter School. Erin is the advisor to Student Council and is an active volunteer at Discovery. In addition, Erin is involved with several other organizations. She is a resident of Valparaiso.