|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||March 23, 2010|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, National Parks Conservation Association, P: 202-419-3712|
Greg Vital Joins Board of National Parks Conservation Association
Washington, D.C. -- Greg A. Vital, President and CEO of Tennessee-based Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP), parent company of Morning Pointe Assisted Living and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Centers, has joined 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 America’s national parks.
“Greg Vital has been an enthusiastic supporter of NPCA, having served on our National and Southeast Regional Councils,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “His passion for national parks and preservation issues are evident in each of his endeavors, and he will continue to greatly benefit our organization.”
Founded in 1996, IHP develops healthcare-related and commercial real estate in the Southeast. Vital is also associated with numerous entities related to real estate development and management, including the historic Dome Building and Old Post Office and Custom House in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Vital has served on NPCA’s National Council since 2008, and remains a member of the organization’s Southeast Regional Council. He also has membership and board affiliations with the Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park, The Land Trust for Tennessee, the Tennessee Preservation Trust, and The Trust for Public Land’s Chattanooga Leadership Council. In addition to these organizations, his philanthropy extends to groups such as Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and the National Park Trust.
Vital is particularly interested in land preservation and in 2006 was one of the first landowners in Southeast Tennessee to sign a conservation easement to ensure that more than 90 acres of prime agricultural farmland would be protected in perpetuity. The property is located along the Trail of Tears auto route to the Cherokee Memorial Removal Park.
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 our children and grandchildren.
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