YOSEMITE ASSOCIATIONのCEOは、昨年交通事故でSteven P. Medley氏が亡くなられて不在となっていましたが、後任には現在Northern California Water AssociationのExecutive DirectorであるDavid J. Guy氏の就任が決まったようです。
関連して、San Francisco Chronicle紙では「Yosemite park group replaces beloved leader」という記事が掲載されています。
YOSEMITE ASSOCIATION APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David J. Guy to fill leadership post of award winning non-profit supporting Yosemite National Park since 1923
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, May 3, 2007 — David J. Guy has been named Chief Executive Officer of Yosemite Association (YA), the 84-year old non-profit organization supporting and promoting education, research and environmental programs in Yosemite National Park. The association’s 16-member board of trustees unanimously selected Guy for the position.
An avid parks supporter, David Guy and his family have visited more than 100 units in the national park system over the past decade. That enthusiasm will shape his work as head of Yosemite Association, where his duties include strategic planning, building partnerships, marketing, product development and fundraising. Guy will work to increase the membership base and continue relationship building with Yosemite supporters and park visitors. He will supervise a permanent staff of 16, plus 25-35 summer seasonal employees.
David Guy replaces former Yosemite Association President Steven Medley, who led the organization for 21 years before passing away in an October 2006 solo automobile accident. Yosemite Association Board Chair Christy Holloway says Guy is a “dynamic, entrepreneurial leader” who will honor and build upon Medley’s legacy as he carries out the YA mission.
“David’s skills, experience and vision for Yosemite Association give us confidence that he will lead the organization successfully in this time of great change and opportunity,” says Holloway. “He is an accomplished leader who, in the past, has elevated organizational profiles, grown membership numbers and expanded services and influence in challenging political environments.”
Guy comes to YA from the Northern California Water Association, where he was Executive Director for eight years. In this position, he forged strategic partnerships with federal and state agencies, led and developed an integrated regional water management plan for the Sacramento Valley, oversaw communications and educational outreach, and directed administrative improvements throughout the organization. Governors Schwarzenegger, Davis and Wilson each appointed Guy to water and agricultural task forces, and he is an author and frequent lecturer on issues related to water, resource management and land use. For the previous nine years, Guy was a water and environmental attorney in Sacramento.
Established in 1923, the Yosemite Association was the nation’s first cooperating association in our national parks and serves as a benchmark for similar organizations nationwide. In collaboration with the National Park Service and authorized by Congress, YA supports interpretive, educational, research, scientific and environmental programs in Yosemite National Park through publishing, retail sales, seminars, visitor services, volunteer programs and other outreach. Each year the popular Yosemite Association Outdoor Adventures courses offer a wide variety of in-depth classes and outdoor experiences from Yosemite’s natural and human history to backpacking, photography and writing.
“We are very excited to be working with David Guy in his new capacity as CEO of the Yosemite Association,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Tollefson. “The Yosemite Association provides services and financial support that promote Park stewardship and enrich the visitor experience. We are proud to have them as one of our primary park partners.”
In the past decade, YA has donated over $4 million in programs, services and direct financial support to Yosemite. Examples of YA’s recent contributions to the park include: protecting Yosemite’s bears through the purchase of bearproof food canisters rented to backpackers for only $5 per trip; providing more than 10,000 hours of volunteer labor for visitor information services and habitat restoration; operating the wilderness information center and wilderness permit reservation system; publishing award-winning books such as the Illustrated Flora of Yosemite National Park and Two Bear Cubs; and reintroduction and expansion of the YA student intern program with UC Merced.
David Guy, his wife and three children will be relocating to the Yosemite area. He will formally take office at the Association’s headquarters in El Portal on June 25. (c. Boire – 5/03/07)