Press Release Feb 12, 2014

National Parks Conservation Association Welcomes New Director to Head New York City Office

Cortney Worrall to serve as Northeast senior regional director

New York, NY – The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today announces new leadership for the Northeast regional office with the appointment of Cortney Worrall as Northeast senior regional director. In her new role, Cortney will provide leadership and strategic direction for NPCA’s work throughout the Northeast and will be located in the New York City office.

“Cortney brings great skills, experience, and vision to advance NPCA’s work in the Northeast,” said Clark Bunting, President and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association. “Cortney will lead efforts to protect, enhance, and better connect people to urban national parks like Jamaica Bay at Gateway National Recreation Area, as well as restore and promote clean waterways surrounding the New York-New Jersey Harbor, and expand NPCA’s presence throughout New England.”

With more than 20 years of professional experience working on environmental issues, Cortney brings outstanding leadership, advocacy, and organizational skills with her to NPCA. Before joining the NPCA team, Cortney served as Chief Operating Officer for the Metropolitan Water Alliance (MWA) in New York, a strong ally and partner of NPCA, working to enhance and protect the New York-New Jersey Harbor. Previously, she worked with the Coastal Marine Resource Center in Brooklyn, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

“I am thrilled to join the NPCA team and look forward to working to protect and enhance national parks and historic sites, especially those located in and around urban communities throughout the Northeast and New England,” said Cortney Worrall, Northeast senior regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association. “As we approach the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016, our team will work with local partners and the National Parks Service to continue NPCA’s great work to better connect all people to our nation’s treasured places like Gateway National Recreation Area, Boston National Historical Park, and the African Burial Ground National Monument.”

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About National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit