Land Betterment Corporation Appoints Financial Industry Executive, Michael Layman to Board of Directors

Michael Layman joins as an independent director as Company continues to expand its corporate governance and prepares for an IPO

SOURCE: Land Betterment Corporation


FISHERS, Ind., April 30, 2021 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced the appointment of Michael Layman to its Board of Directors as an Independent Director.

Mark LaVerghetta, Chief Governance Officer of Land Betterment commented, “We are excited to welcome Michael as a member to our Board of Directors.  We believe that his drive and success in building value for companies, his well-established network throughout the financial markets, and expertise he has amassed over the course of his career will be invaluable to Land Betterment as we continue to bring real solutions and innovation to the regions in which we operate. 

Mr. Layman is a well-established financial industry executive with a track record for driving value and growth for both private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Layman currently serves as General Partner/CEO of Emerald Shoals Targeted Opportunities Fund LP, a hybrid growth fund backed by a network of ultra-high net worth individuals seeking novel opportunities to invest in high-growth catalyst driven companies.  Mr. Layman also is the co-founder and manager of Lf Athens Capital, a  Delaware series LLC that seeks to provide attractive investment opportunities in private and small cap public companies, and also serves as an Independent Director for American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: AREC). Prior to his current role at Emerald Shoals, Mr. Layman served at a large top-four brokerage house where he was co-owner of a private wealth management group where he was responsible for identifying attractive and undervalued investment opportunities. Mr. Layman obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Otterbein University.

“I believe Land Betterment has an one of the most innovative and inspiring platforms I have seen.  Their ability to deliver a positive impact to communities in need of a shot in the arm is something I’ve been drawn to and honored to be a part of.  The Land Betterment team has demonstrated its ability to think outside of the box to drive performance and bring efficient and real solutions to it regions in which it operates.  I am very much looking forward to being a part of their mission and leveraging my expertise to create value for all stakeholders.”

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control.  The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.  Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.


Company Contact:

Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance

Source:  Land Betterment Corporation

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