Catherine Grenier to join Nature Conservancy of Canada as new President and CEO

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to announce it has unanimously chosen Catherine Grenier as the organizationa??s next President and CEO. The announcement caps a national search for an exceptional leader to guide the non-profit conservation group towards an exciting future.
An award-winning leader, Grenier has held executive positions with some of Canadaa??s foremost nature conservation organizations. Currently, as vice president for national parks operations with SA©paq, she is responsible for the management and development of 27 Quebec parks and resorts. In the past four years, she has mobilized the SA©paq team to generate an increase of more than 40 per cent in visits to the provincea??s parks network.Prior to joining SA©paq, Grenier held senior roles with Parks Canada where among her achievements, she led the process to create Canadaa??s first national urban park, in Torontoa??s Rouge Valley.a??We are delighted to welcome Catherine to the Nature Conservancy of Canada,a?? says Elana Rosenfeld, Chair of NCCa??s Board of Directors. a??Catherinea??s deep understanding of conservation, community engagement and non-profit management is essential as we embark on a new strategic plan to implement our vision for the future of conservation in Canada. She is a community builder and an innovation champion, and our donors and partners can be assured the future of NCC is in good hands.a??Grenier holds a bachelora??s degree in public administration from Carleton University and a mastera??s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa. She received the 2016 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Parks Council in recognition of her community leadership. Her work in protected areas has been recognized with several awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
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