Dieter Fenkart-Fröeschl

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl 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. Fenkart- Fröschl plays an important role in the execution of the Foundation’s strategic business plan, all while working in collaboration with the National Park Service to ensure coordination and effective communication in support of mutual goals and programmatic objectives. Fenkart-Fröschl’s other key responsibilities include developing, strengthening, coordinating, and streamlining the Foundation’s operations, as to support the ongoing expansion of its reach and influence with respect to making a significant and lasting impact for our national parks. 

Prior to joining the organization, Fenkart-Fröschl served as chief operating officer at the San Diego Museum of Art, senior director at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, senior program manager at the Center for Park Management, a division within the National Parks Conservation Association, and as an associate in the Corporate Finance department at Bank Austria Creditanstalt in Greenwich, CT.

Fenkart-Fröschl is originally from Austria and grew up in Brazil. Chile, and Austria before moving to the United States for college. He received a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business school and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Brandeis University. Dieter is married to Sarah and they are parents to Roman and Miles who are junior rangers at more than 40 national parks.

Get to know Dieter
Favorite National Park: 
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Favorite Hobbies: 
Hiking, camping, and cooking