The Management Team


Leslie D. Alderman, Jr. - Managing Partner

  • Education: Graduated from University of Florida College of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture in 1967. Mr Alderman pursued post graduate work at the University of Florida concentrating his studies on plant breeding. Mr. Alderman received his MBA from the University of Central Michigan in 1976.
  • Experience: Mr. Leslie Alderman is a graduate horticulturist with extensive post graduate work. A pioneer in the wetlands mitigation banking business in Florida, he has permitted three large wetland mitigation banks with extensive Threatened and Endangered Species habitat components. He and his brother James have permitted the first conservation bank in Florida and to date, the only habitat conservation bank expressly for the Florida Panther in the nation.
  • Memberships: Mr. Alderman is a past officer of the National Mitigation Banking Association and the Florida Mitigation Banking Association. A member of the Native Plant Society, The Friends of the Florida Panther Preserve, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the National Quail Federation.

James Alderman - Managing Partner

  • Education: Graduated from University of Florida in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.
  • Experience: A self-employed farmer and conservationist since 1974. An avid, lifelong outdoorsman, and 5th generation Floridian. Currently serving as Chairman of the Lake Worth Drainage District, Mr. Alderman has been actively involved in preserving and protecting Florida’s critical natural resources. An amateur nature photographer, he has traveled extensively, in America and abroad, recording our natural wonders. He and his brother Leslie have permitted the first and to date, only habitat conservation bank expressly for the Florida Panther in the nation.
  • Memberships: A member of the board of directors of the Farmers Home Administration from 1982 to 1985. A member of the board of the Lake Worth Drainage District, a special taxing district in Florida which deals with environmental issues, from 2003 to the present. Mr. Alderman is a member of the Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited and the National Mitigation Banking Association.

Florida Panther Conservation Bank

Through a combination of comprehensive large-scale planning and a coordinated mitigation strategy, Florida Panther Conservation Bank proactively preserves large, strategically placed, economically viable tracts of land essential for the continued survival of the Florida panther and other threatened and endangered species. FPCB provides permitted economic development, so essential to our region, an environmentally proven, economically viable and efficient outlet to protect Florida’s endangered plant and animal species.

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