National Parks Conservation Association Hires Southwest Regional Development Director

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   August 21, 2007
Contact:   Janet Borg, Southwest Regional Development Director, National Parks Conservation Association, 801.521.0785, jborg@npca.org


National Parks Conservation Association Hires Southwest Regional Development Director

 Salt Lake City, UT – The nation’s leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today announced that Janet Borg has joined the organization as Southwest Regional Development Director. 

“We are pleased and privileged to have Janet as development director to expand our presence in the Southwest,” said Tom Kiernan, president of NPCA. “The Utah office is fairly new and we welcome the addition of her talent.”

Borg is looking forward to this new challenge. “Every national park I ever visited changed my life in some way,” she said. “Working with NPCA is an opportunity to give back to our nation’s parks by helping protect them for future generations.”

Borg was the founder, executive director, and development director of the George S. Eccles Ice Center located in Logan, Utah. As the only Olympic-sized nonprofit ice arena in the Intermountain West, the Eccles Ice Center is known for developing unique educational youth skating programs and low-cost community programs. The Ice Center opened in January 2002 to unprecedented international exposure when 80 athletes from six countries trained there in preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Between 1995 and 2007, Borg helped raise more than $5 million for capital needs, program support, and operating funds.

Borg also owns Biz Workx, a consulting company providing strategic planning, development, and fundraising guidance and grant writing needs for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Based in Salt Lake City, NPCA’s Southwest Regional Office advocates for the protection of national parks such as Zion, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, and Arches, in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA, its 325,000 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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