WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, welcomed Julie Williams to her new role as the Foundation's Senior Vice President of Community Partnerships. In this role, Williams will oversee efforts to grow and enrich the national park community by strengthening and building relationships with local and national park partners and ensuring that the national parks depict a more inclusive story of American history. Williams will lead the Foundation's efforts in bolstering local park Friends Groups, as well as elevating the multicultural experience in our national parks through the African American Experience Fund (AAEF) and American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF). Williams will be based out of the Foundation's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
"With more than 20 years of community building and public engagement experience, Julie brings valuable expertise to the Foundation's partnerships team," said Neil Mulholland. "We welcome Julie's extensive knowledge as we further engage park partners at all levels and seek to tell a more inclusive American story through our national parks."
Williams comes to the Foundation from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), where she served as the Vice President for the Center for Park Management and led the organization's efforts to grow, direct and maintain collaborative partnerships with leaders across the National Park Service. Williams is an accomplished author and executive with more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale public engagement, leadership development, workforce management and training initiatives. Williams earned her Master of Arts from Teachers College at Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts from Clark Atlanta University.
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