|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||June 4, 2008|
|Contact:||Andrea Keller Helsel, National Parks Conservation Association, P: 202.454.3332|
Ray Bingham Joins Board of National Parks Conservation Association
Washington, D.C. - Ray Bingham, managing director of General Atlantic LLC, a global growth equity firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit, which is the nation's leading voice for national parks.
"Ray Bingham's business expertise is a great asset for NPCA and our national parks," said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. "His experience in the parks, his passion for the parks, and his diverse and distinguished career attest to what he offers this organization."
Bingham's career of more that 30 years has spanned businesses in high tech, chemical engineering, and hospitality real estate development. Bingham is currently co-head of General Atlantic's Palo Alto office, also serving as co-head of the firm's investment activities in the communications and electronics sector. He previously served as chairman and CEO at Cadence Design Systems, the world's leading electronics design automation (EDA) software company.
Bingham is a director of three public companies: Oracle Corporation, Flextronics International Ltd. and STMicroelectronics NV. He has also served as a member of the Business Roundtable, chairman of the board of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), and a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association 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.