|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||March 28, 2014|
|Contact:||Linda M. Rancourt, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-454-3325|
Accomplished Development Leader Joins NPCA
Tracy J. LaMondue to head fundraising staff for $35-million organization.
The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading national park advocacy organization, today announced the appointment of Tracy LaMondue as its Senior Vice President of Development. In this role, she will lead the team responsible for raising more than half of the organization’s $35 million budget.
“We are delighted that Tracy, who is an accomplished development leader, will be joining NPCA,” said Clark Bunting, NPCA’s president and CEO. “She brings the right mix of fundraising experience and a passion for conservation that will make her a successful member of our team. We very much look forward to working with her.”
LaMondue most recently oversaw all development and campaign initiatives at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Previously, she also held positions with Conservation International, Earth Force, and the National Wildlife Federation, serving in increasingly responsible roles during her more than 20 years as a fundraising professional.
“I am excited to join the dynamic, smart, and committed staff of NPCA. I have been impressed with the good work that the organization does on behalf of our national parks. From a very young age, I have had an appreciation for the national parks, traveling with my family to some of our nation’s most spectacular places, including Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” said Tracy LaMondue. “I look forward to engaging in this meaningful work.”