The Board of Tustees of the Land Trust of Napa County is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Parker as President and CEO. Parker succeeds Joel Tranmer as the President & CEO and John Hoffnagle, who served as the Executive Director of the Trust for 24 years.
Parker has worked in land conservation for over 20 years, serving as CEO of two different statewide conservation organizations. He comes from Audubon Vermont, where he has served as Executive Director since 2005, as well as Vice President of the National Audubon Society. Prior to that, Parker served as Director of External Affairs for the Colorado Conservation Trust and was State Director for the Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island. He was also Director of Marketing with TechnoServe, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.
"After a nationwide search, we are pleased to have found Doug to lead the Land Trust of Napa County in its mission of preserving the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land,” said Rob Andreae, Board Chair. “Doug will be a wonderful asset to the organization and the community."
“I’m excited to join the Land Trust of Napa County”, said Parker. “The Land Trust has a very important mission and a strong history of tangible achievements. I look forward to working with the board, the staff and with landowners and partners to build on this tradition and help increase the pace of conservation in Napa County.”
As President and CEO, Parker’s responsibilities will include directing and overseeing all aspects of Land Trust activities to advance the mission of the organization, including the acquisition, transfer and stewardship of conservation properties. Parker will continue to build on the Trust’s long-standing mission of permanently protecting Napa County land by developing and maintaining strong relationships with landowners, donors, foundations and public agencies through outreach and advocacy, while continuing to develop innovative approaches to land conservation and stewardship.
About Land Trust of Napa County
Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. Established in 1976 by seven founding members, today the Land Trust has 1,700 active members and supporters. In its 36-year history, the Land Trust has completed over 150 projects, protecting more than 53,000 acres of land – 10% of Napa County. To become a member of Land Trust of Napa County, visit www.napalandtrust.org.