Weldon “Rusty” Yates

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Rusty has always had a passion for land stewardship, open space preservation and education. After moving to the hill country, he befriended a neighbor that happened to be our founder J. David Bamberger. Soon thereafter, he was asked to join the Board of Directors, and in 2018 was elected as our Chairman.

As a University of Texas Austin alumn, Rusty has both a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. He brings a lot to our small team including business experience in ranch and timber management, banking, and private equity investments, as well as a nonprofit background in conservation and education. Rusty has been with the BRP for 12 years.