Press Release Sep 18, 2015

National Parks Conservation Association President and CEO Clark Bunting to Step Down

Statement by Fran Ulmer, Chair of the Board of Trustees, National Parks Conservation Association

“Clark Bunting, who has served as NPCA’s CEO and President for nearly two years, has decided to step down. The decision was not made lightly, but due to personal issues, he felt he would be distracted from engaging fully in all of the necessary events and responsibilities that this role requires.“

“During his time as NPCA’s President and CEO, Clark has made some significant and strategic changes. He has pushed the organization to speak more emotionally and simply about its work to protect our national parks; forged an innovative partnership with Subaru of America that will make a difference both for NPCA and the National Park Service; and brokered partnerships with television programs that air NPCA’s public service announcement, introducing the organization to potentially thousands of new supporters. He has also helped to craft a strategic plan focused on NPCA’s upcoming centennial and restructured the organization to better integrate NPCA’s park protection work.”

“Clark will remain CEO and President until a successor is named.”


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