Washington, D.C., (September 26, 2013) -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced the appointment of Susan M. Gonzales to its Board of Directors. The appointments were made by National Park Foundation Board Chair and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. Gonzales will join the NPF Board immediately, providing valuable direction and expertise to the Foundation as it executes its mission to protect, preserve and enrich America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.
“Susan Gonzales brings considerable experience to the National Park Foundation’s distinguished Board of Directors,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of National Park Foundation. “We eagerly welcome her insights on digital communication along with her wide breadth and scope of experience within the philanthropic sector.”
Susan Gonzales currently serves as Director of Community Engagement globally for Facebook where she is responsible for defining the company’s community outreach strategy and programs including creating and managing advocacy relationship development and management. Before joining Facebook, she spent nine years with Comcast Corporation where she served as Vice President of the Comcast Foundation and Corporate Senior Director. From 2003 to 2011. Gonzales worked in public affairs and corporate communications roles in high technology, government and consumer agencies and companies. Gonzales has a long history of volunteer leadership including serving as Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Smithsonian National American Latino Museum Commission and is an outdoor enthusiast.
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You are the part-owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems and historical sites -- all protected in America’s more than 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.