National Park Foundation Names Valerie Dorian To Role Of Senior Vice President Corporate Partnerships And Strategic Alliances

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, welcomed Valerie Dorian to her new role as the Foundation's Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Alliances.  In this role, Dorian will provide strategic oversight and facilitation of the Foundation's corporate and cause marketing partnerships, working closely with industry partners to deepen existing partnerships and forge new alliances in support of the National Park Foundation's mission. Dorian will be based out of the National Park Foundation's headquarters in Washington, D.C. and report to Patricia Nicklin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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"With 20 years in the non-profit, corporate and agency sectors, Valerie's extensive experience make her an exceptional fit for the Foundation's development team," said Neil Mulholland.  "We welcome her expertise and insights as we work to develop strategic corporate partnerships enabling us to better protect and enrich America's national parks."

Dorian comes to the National Park Foundation from The Nature Conservancy, where she served as the global lead for corporate marketing partnerships, brand marketing and signature programs. Prior to her tenure with The Nature Conservancy, Dorian held marketing positions at business consulting firms, Accenture and American Management Systems as well as Ketchum Public Relations. Dorian holds a B.A. degree in English and Psychology from Indiana University and a M.S. degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

For more information about the National Park Foundation and how to support America's national parks, please visit www.nationalparks.org.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America's nearly 400 national parks and their programs.  Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America's treasured places. www.nationalparks.org

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Marjorie Hall, mhall@nationalparks.org, 202.354.6480

SOURCE National Park Foundation



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