Gregory K. Ingram, president of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy since 2005, announces plans to leave

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 8, 2013) – Gregory K. Ingram, president and chief executive of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy since 2005, announced his plans to leave the position next summer. A search committee was named to begin the process of finding a successor.

Ingram, an economist, was Director General of Evaluation at the World Bank before coming to the Lincoln Institute in 2005.

“Greg Ingram has sharpened our focus and maintained scholarly rigor in a way that has strengthened our research and programs, and we are all extremely grateful,” said Kathryn J. Lincoln, chief investment officer and chairman of the board of the Lincoln Institute. “Now we must begin the process of finding new leadership to take this institution to the next level yet again.”

The search committee includes board members Carolina Barco, former ambassador of Colombia to the United States; Thomas M. Becker, president of The Chautauqua Institution; Henry A. Coleman, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; Jill Schurtz, former chief executive officer of Robeco-Sage; and Douglas P. Wheeler, partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C.. Kathryn Lincoln will serve as chair.

The firm Russell Reynolds Associates, a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment with a commitment to the nonprofit arena, has been retained to assist in identifying a high-level, distinctive, and diverse field of candidates. Interested parties can contact the team leading the search at

As president of the Lincoln Institute since 2005, Ingram was responsible for:

-- Focusing its work on the use, regulation, and taxation of land while addressing topical issues such as tax breaks for economic development, payments in lieu of taxes, coastal resilience and adaptation to climate change, large-scale land conservation, and managing the unprecedented growth of cities in developing countries.

-- Providing freely available databases on the Lincoln Institute website for use by scholars, practitioners, journalists and others, containing continually updated data sets such as: Significant Features of the Property Tax, Land and Property Values in the U.S.,Atlas of Urban Expansion, University Real Estate Development, and most recently Fiscally Standardized Cities.

-- Establishing the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing as part of the Lincoln Institute’s China program; and expanding the Institute’s support of research on land policy in Latin America to complement its successful training activities in that region.

-- Supporting evidence-based policy evaluation, whether in assessing the implementation of the land value tax or the performance of states with and without smart growth programs.

-- Initiating the annual Land Policy conference series, a spring convening of scholars and policymakers that has resulted in seven conference volumes, most recently Infrastructure and Land Policies.

The Lincoln Institute has published dozens of books and Policy Focus Reports and over 450 working papers since his arrival in 2005, all increasing the Lincoln Institute’s policy impact and media presence. During his tenure, the Lincoln Institute website was enhanced and now includes a growing library of video assets and interactive as well as reference features in the Resources & Tools section. A social media presence was established on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and with the Institute’s own YouTube channel and in-house blog, At Lincoln House.

Ingram will return to Washington, D.C. where he plans to remain professionally active. “Leading this organization has been a privilege,” he said. “The Lincoln Institute has an excellent staff, supportive board, ample resources, and a mission that focuses on some of the most relevant and pressing issues of our time. It is a policy analyst’s paradise.”

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

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