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Ms. Aiello uses her extensive state government experience in conservation stakeholder and partnership work to support Marstel-Day communications, outreach and engagement for Air Force clients. She also explores ways to expand the company’s portfolio to include contracts with municipal and state governments, academia, and nonprofits focused on climate change, sustainability, and other natural resource conservation initiatives as a part of the company’s Rapid Solutions Team.
Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Ms. Aiello held several positions during her nine years with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Most recently as a land conservation specialist in the Bureau of Forestry, she led several new workgroups addressing municipal tree-related ordinances, forest landowner estate planning, and tax incentives for forestry. She also managed the federal Forest Legacy Program for the state, handling multi-million-dollar conservation easement deals to protect working forestland. In addition, Ms. Aiello was a conservation program manager in the agency’s Office of Conservation Science, where she led five stakeholder groups across the state, creating outreach documents and educational events to promote sustainability and green infrastructure to municipal officials, school districts, landscape professionals, and others.
Ms. Aiello holds a BA in zoology with a minor in environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she graduated cum laude. She earned an MA in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University. Her thesis involved a media comparison study of genetically engineered agriculture in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A member of the Harrisburg (PA) Keystone Rotary Club, she held numerous positions, including club president and Preserve Planet Earth committee chair. She spent a month traveling in Germany learning more about her profession and the culture there through the Rotary Group Study Exchange program.