The Land Report

Spring 2015

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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10 The LandReport | S P R I N G 2 0 1 5 LANDREPORT.COM L ate last year, as our Land Report 100 issue was on press, our beloved colleague Nancy Myers passed away. Her death was completely unexpected, a heartbreaking loss for all who knew and loved her, especially for her husband, Dave, and their family. A good number of us worked with Nancy before The Land Report launched. The Dallas native and SMU alumna cut her teeth at the Dallas Times-Herald and later at Adweek. I first had the privilege of working with Nancy at POLO in 1997. We worked together ever since. Nancy could do it all. She could track down a lead, source an image, and find the perfect quote. The historic maps and archival photographs she uncovered at the Library of Congress added a patina that helped us become the publication we are today. She continually honed her writing skills. Nancy's profile of Jim and Karen Henry's Texas Olive Ranch in our Summer 2013 issue is a favorite of mine: informative, enjoyable, and to the point. On a more personal level, I cannot begin to tell you the number of landowners who knew Nancy by name. She was a splendid ambassador. I think of Nancy whenever I'm at my wit's end. She was this editor's lifeline. No matter the obstacle, Nancy was upbeat and encouraging. She may well be the only person I've known who never uttered a discouraging word. That's quite an accomplishment given her tenure in publishing. But it just wasn't in her. She only saw the good. Editor's Note A Fond Farewell E r i c O' K e e f e editor@landreport.com NANCY MYERS (1957–2014)

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