Jennifer Perkins Speers


Jennifer is the President of the Palladium Foundation, which purchases conservation land in Utah.

Jennifer came to Utah to attend the University of Utah and to ski and has remained ever since. She became involved with The Nature Conservancy of Utah to protect the wetlands on the Great Salt Lake. Jennifer joined its board, which she now chairs, served on the committee for the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet, and helped design the visitors’ center.

In addition to The Nature Conservancy, Jennifer serves on the boards of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Conservation Lands Foundation, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the Wilderness Society. She is a Trustee of the Dutchess Day School, Miss Hall’s School, and the board of the Glynwood Center of Cold Spring, NY, which supports farm communities and regional food systems. She is a director of Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center, an estate once owned by her great-grandfather and deeded to the City of New York in 1960. Jennifer also chairs the board of ArtSpace, which provides affordable living and working spaces for artists, cultural organizations, non-profits and others in Salt Lake City.

Jennifer spends most of her time in Moab, Utah on her ranch on the Colorado River where she raises alfalfa and provides habitat for migrating birds. She is married to Randy Speers.