President & CEO
Janette Monear is President and CEO of the Texas Trees Foundation, a private nonprofit focused on urban forestry, green infrastructure and sustainable design. The Foundation’s strategic approach is based in research driven data to mitigate the environmental challenges and related public health concerns that trees can alleviate.
Ms. Monear’s creative vision, collaborative commitment and passion for trees has helped to transform the landscapes of North Texas and beyond. She is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences, is the author of several training and professional publications and she co-produced and wrote the narration for the Telly award winning Public Television documentary “Sprit of the Trees.”
Janette began her career in advertising and promotion for a large bank and quickly transferred her skills to promote and advance urban forestry for the University of Minnesota which led her to the nonprofit sector and ultimately to the Texas Trees Foundation.
“Economic development in the absence of environmental integrity is not sustainable” is her mantra, connecting people to the land and creating that “sense of place” where all people thrive is her mission.