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.


President & CEO

As president and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, Will Shafroth leads the organization’s work to inspire all people to connect with and protect America’s...

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.

Chief of Staff

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, Government Relations
Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Kirsten Ogren
Senior Director, Brand Development
Senior Director, Marketing

Finance & Administration

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


Chief Philanthropy Officer
Senior Vice President, Planned & Annual Giving
Valerie Kind
Vice President, Major Gifts
Senior Vice President, Principal Gifts
Vice President, Strategic Services
Janet Rupp
Vice President, Foundation Relations

Programs & Partnerships

Chief Program Officer
Director, Programs & Partnerships
Vice President, Programs & Partnerships
Vice President, Resource Management
Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships