Our Team

As the only official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation directly supports programs in our parks. Our programs protect the national parks, connect more people to parks by increasing access for all, and inspire a love of parks to a new generation.

Leadership

President & CEO

As president and chief executive officer, Will Shafroth oversees the National Park Foundation’s work, including its operations, philanthropic support through individual and foundation giving, and corporate partnerships.

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl serves as advisor and deputy to the President and CEO by effectively communicating and implementing the vision and goals as outlined by the CEO and the Board.

As chief of staff, Ruth Prescott advises the President/CEO, board, and executive team on strategies to enhance the operating efficiency of the National Park Foundation.

External Affairs

Chief of External Affairs
Senior Director, Communications
Vice President, Corporate Partnership
Kirsten Ogren
Senior Director, Brand Development
Senior Director, Marketing

Finance & Administration

Chief Financial Officer
Tatenda Murandu
Director, Information Technology
Kris Song
Controller

Philanthropy

Vice President, Planned & Annual Giving
Valerie Kind
Vice President, Major Gifts
Vice President, Strategic Services
Janet Rupp
Vice President, Foundation Relations

Programs & Partnerships

Director, Programs & Partnerships
Katherine Chesson
Vice President, Programs & Partnerships
Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships