Edward A. Ames (Ned) has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1980.
Ned was a trustee and the manager of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust until it was dismantled in June 2009. He is a chairman of the Hudson River Foundation and a board member of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Open Space Institute and Wave Hill.
Ned also is a former member and past president of the Art Commission of the City of New York and a former program officer of the Office of Resource and Environment at the Ford Foundation.
Ned is a graduate of Harvard University in Massachusetts, where he majored in biology.