- Favorite National Park:
- Point Reyes National Seashore
As president and CEO of the National Park Foundation, Will Shafroth leads the organization’s work to protect our national parks and connect people to these great places. Shafroth oversees a staff of more than 100 that raise and deploy funds to support programs and projects in national parks that conserve wildlife, restore trails, and preserve the nation’s rich history and culture as well as engaging the next generation of park users through environmental education, service corps and citizen science. Shafroth works closely with the National Park Service leadership to ensure mission alignment and with a 30 member board to raise funds and make our national parks a charity of choice.
Before joining the National Park Foundation, Shafroth served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Counselor for Secretary Ken Salazar at the Department of the Interior. He has also served as executive director of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and Colorado Conservation Trust, Assistant Secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency, and chairman of the Land Trust Alliance and Resources Legacy Fund.
A fourth-generation Coloradan, Shafroth’s personal and professional lives have been centered around the conservation and enjoyment of public and private land. He is the father of three children and enjoys biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing and racquet sports.