|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||August 15, 2006|
Andrea Keller Helsel, NPCA, 202-454-3332
Alan Lacy Joins Board of National Parks Group
Washington, D.C. -- Alan Lacy, formerly vice chairman and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit park watchdog organization.
“Alan Lacy is a fantastic advocate for our national parks,” said NPCA President Thomas C. Kiernan. “His business acumen is an asset for NPCA and our national parks.”
Prior to being named Sears Holdings’ vice chairman, Lacy was chief executive officer for Sears Holdings Corporation. Before that he served as chief executive officer for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and served as
chairman of the board of directors of Sears, Roebuck and Co. He has also served in leadership positions with Sears, Kraft Foods, Inc., and Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.
A resident of Lake Forest, Ill., Lacy serves on the board of trustees of the Field Museum of Natural History, on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Chicago, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Lacy’s initial term on NPCA’s Board of Trustees will be for three years.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come.
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