Mark Welther, Bay Area Conservation Leader,
selected as RFFI's New President
and Chief Executive Officer
The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) is pleased to announce their selection of Mark Welther, formerly of the Audubon Society and the California League of Conservation Voters, as their new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mark Welther appointed as new President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Redwood Forest Foundation
Mr. Welther will assume his new duties on August 1, 2013. He was introduced to RFFI supporters, at the organization's
Annual Meeting and Barbecue
on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Kathy Moxon, Chair of the Redwood Forest Foundation's (RFFI) Board of Directors, states, "Having a permanent, full time executive director for RFFI will allow us to expand our visibility, outreach and programmatic work. We are pleased to have Mark on board and look forward to his leadership in moving us to the next level of public engagement.
Mark Welther has had over a decade of experience building relationships with decision makers and advocating for California environmental protection. In response to his appointment, he remarked,
"It is a great honor to join the courageous people who have worked for years to sustainably manage California's magnificent redwood forests. The RFFI Board and I will be working closely with the diverse communities of the redwood region to restore cutover forests back to long-term health in a way that is financially responsible, creates long-term jobs and forest products, and at the same time protects air and water quality and biodiversity."
Mr. Welther brings broad professional experience to this position, including an impressive record of nonprofit management, board development, strategic planning, and extensive, successful fundraising expertise and skill. He has served as the Executive Director of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Audubon Society and as the Membership Director of the California League of Conservation Voters. RFFI welcomes his strong background in habitat restoration and conservation in the San Francisco Bay area.
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