The new vice president at the Grand Teton National Park Foundation will be responsible for managing new capital intensive projects for the Foundation and fundraising for those projects.
Mark Berry's appointment coincides with emerging plans for the Foundation’s next major campaigns. He brings to the task more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit organizations based in Jackson, Wyoming.
Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Berry held various senior positions at organizations within both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he served as vice president of a general engineering contracting firm in Selma, California. Prior to that, he led to successful completion a $35 million capital campaign and concurrent capital construction project as executive director of the Center for the Arts in Jackson. He also spent seven years with the Jackson Hole Land Trust, where he worked with current Foundation president, Leslie Mattson, on a number of critical land protection projects.
“We could not be more pleased with this opportunity to utilize Mark’s strengths as a dynamic new member of the Foundation staff,” says Ms. Mattson. “He knows this community and has extensive experience with the fundraising process, and most importantly, he shares in the steadfast passion for Grand Teton that forms the basis for all of the work we do.”
Mr. Berry holds a degree in Geography from the University of Oregon. He first came to Jackson in 1992 to pursue a career in land conservation, encouraged by a longtime love for wilderness and wildlife and an eagerness to explore the area’s opportunities for alpine rock climbing. Mr. Berry returns with his wife and two children to the Jackson area, which he describes as “an incredible community with good schools, a burgeoning art scene, many friends, and one of the nation’s most stunning national parks."
Traveler's footnote: You can learn more about the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and its work in Grand Teton National Park in our Essential Friends guide.