Roberta Katz Joins Board of National Parks Group

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   July 24, 2012
Contact:   Perry Wheeler, Senior Media Relations Coordinator National Parks Conservation Association 202-419-3712 or pwheeler@npca.org


Roberta Katz Joins Board of National Parks Group

Washington, D.C. – Roberta Katz, associate vice president for strategic planning at Stanford University and acclaimed attorney, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit national parks watchdog organization.
 
“Roberta has been instrumental in implementing numerous university-wide initiatives and has provided strategic support on various interdisciplinary endeavors at Stanford,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “Her strategic planning expertise and commitment to our national parks will help us achieve our vision of a more fully protected Park System by the 2016 centennial.”
 
Since 2004, Katz has served as associate vice president for strategic planning, working in the Office of the President at Stanford University. Between 2009 and 2010, she took leave from her work at Stanford to serve as a special advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice. In prior years, Katz co-founded and was the CEO of Flywheel Communications, Inc., which focused on the use of technology to manage rights-related transactions and dispute resolutions, and was the president and CEO of the Technology Network (TechNet), a national bipartisan political network of technology industry executives.  She also served for four years as the senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of Netscape Communications Corporation.

Additionally, Katz was a lawyer in private practice, specializing in corporate law, as a partner with the firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. Before becoming an attorney, she was a cultural anthropologist. She is the co-author of Justice Matters: Rescuing the Legal System for the 21st Century.

Katz has been named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal, one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal, and one of the “2009 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She has been a frequent public speaker on internet law and policy issues, legal system issues, social change issues, and technology-workplace issues.
 
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. For more information, visit www.npca.org.

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