Virginia LCV Board of Directors announces addition of two new board members

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |

RICHMOND – As the Virginia League of Conservation Voters observes its 20-year anniversary this year, the organization continues to grow and expand, even in these challenging times.

Virginia LCV’s Board of Directors has added two new members in 2020 – Rebecca Rubin and Leslie Cockburn – who will help the organization chart its course heading into 2021, a critical election year in Virginia, and beyond.

“Virginia LCV is honored to have two dynamic women join our board. Their strong advocacy, deep insights and commitment will help lead our organization to build a clean and equitable environment for all Virginians,” said Dana Krauskopf, chair of the Virginia LCV Board of Directors.

Cockburn, of Rappahannock County, is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, and filmmaker, and 2018 Democratic Candidate for Virginia’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cockburn’s full biography is available here.

“I’m honored to join the Virginia LCV board, to help ensure that conservation is never an afterthought in the corridors of power,” said Cockburn.

Rubin, of Fredericksburg, is founder, president and CEO of Marstel Day, an international environmental consultancy. She is also a former member of the State Air Pollution Control Board. Rubin’s full biography is available here.

“I have been really impressed with the important work that Virginia LCV has done to help create a conservation majority in state government and am delighted to join their board in support of its critical mission,” said Rubin.

The Virginia LCV Board of Directors makes decisions that are essential to the organization’s future. These include serving as organizational ambassadors in their communities, developing the three-year strategic plan, approving the budget, and making crucial policy and candidate endorsement decisions. Members of the Virginia LCV Board of Directors are volunteers within the organization, serve at-will and are appointed to two-year terms.

About us:
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit