Phil Wallis has been named executive director of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation, the organization announced this week.

Mr. Wallis served as executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum from 2016 to 2020. At the open land foundation, he takes over for longtime executive director Carol Magee beginning May 3, the announcement said.

The 50-year-old nonprofit VOLF previously led numerous planned development initiatives on the Vineyard, including Sweetened Water Farm in Edgartown, Pilot Hill Farm in Vineyard Haven, Nat’s Farm in West Tisbury and Squibnocket Ridge in Chilmark. In recent years the foundation has focused its efforts on Cranberry Acres, a small working cranberry bog off Lambert’s Cove Road.

Now the foundation “wants to pivot with the times, both in land planning and project focus, and also on the scale of ecological, economic and human impacts to Martha’s Vineyard,” according to the announcement.