Staff/Executive Team

Chris Lehnertz (left) with her award’s namesake, former National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, at the Hartzog awards ceremony
Article
Chris Lehnertz was honored with the Fran P. Mainella Award by the Clemson University Institute for Parks in recognition of her long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in our nation’s parks.
Chris Lehnertz
Park E-Ventures Article
Just talk to the new President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for a few minutes. Whether she’s talking about the history embedded in a place like Fort Point or how to inspire park journeys for more people, her passion for parklands shines through.
Staff/Executive Team
Wed, Apr 17
Chris Lehnertz

Respected National Parks Leader Takes the Helm at Acclaimed Bay Area Nonprofit

April 17, 2019
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Board of Trustees today announced its selection of Christine S. Lehnertz as the organization’s new President & CEO.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy President & CEO Greg Moore.
Gateways Article
In 33 years with Greg Moore at the helm, the Parks Conservancy and its partners have helped transform and restore Crissy Field, Lands End, and Fort Baker, ushered in the Presidio as its own national park, and built thousands of miles of trails.
Jean Fraser
Park E-Ventures Article
Jean Fraser made history in the health sector, bringing health care to all San Franciscans. In 2016, she became President & CEO of the Presidio Trust, with a vision for bringing this national park to all. Hear about her journey from public health to public lands.
Frank Dean
Park E-Ventures Article
After a National Park Service career of almost 40 years, Frank Dean is retiring. Learn about his enduring legacy at Golden Gate—and find out what’s next for Frank in his remarkable life of work on behalf of public lands.
Presidio Native Plant Nursery staff
Park E-Ventures Article
In 1997, there was no organized nursery program, restoration work was relatively small-scale, and greenhouses were made of pipes and plastic sheets. From that humble start, Betty Young led nursery staff and dedicated volunteers in growing over 2 million plants. On the eve of Betty’s retirement, hear her story.