Magazine article National Parks

The Next Chapter

Magazine article National Parks

The Next Chapter

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More than a year ago, when I retired as the President and general manager of the Discovery Channel after working there for nearly 27 years, I took some time off to think about what I wanted to do next. After several months of reflection, I decided that the most important things for the next phase of my working life were to give back and to do good work.

When a former colleague told me about the leadership position at NPCA, I realized that this organization would be the ideal place for me to begin Chapter 2 of my working life. I believed my background in making real stories come to life for millions of television viewers would benefit an organization that has been advocating on behalf of national parks for nearly 100 years. The more people know about the extraordinary work carried out by the passionate, dedicated staff working to protect America's national parks for current and future generations, the better equipped we'll be to ensure that this legacy thrives well into its second century. …

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