[CT Birds] Fwd: New President at Connecticut Audubon Society

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Wed Aug 28 09:28:13 EDT 2013




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> Subject: New President at Connecticut Audubon Society
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> August 28, 2013
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> CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY NAMES
> ALEXANDER R. BRASH OF RIVERSIDE AS PRESIDENT
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> Alexander R. Brash, a longtime conservation leader and Connecticut resident with an extensive record of success managing non-profits and government agencies, has been named president of Connecticut Audubon Society.
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> A skillful birder who is as comfortable scoping seabirds as he is in a meeting room, Brash will take on the task of continuing and expanding Connecticut Audubon Society’s many recent successes, including the delivery of first-rate educational programs, conservation-focused advocacy campaigns, and the sustainable management of its preserves.
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> Brash will start as president of Connecticut Audubon Society on September 9, taking over for Robert Martinez, who retired in late August after a decade as president of the organization.
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> Brash comes to CAS from his previous position as senior director for the northeast region of the National Parks Conservation Association, a non-profit that works to protect and support America’s national parks, where he had been since 2004. During his tenure there, he opened the Northeast Regional office, built a strong and diverse team, developed an impressive array of programs, and helped raise more than $40 million for the organization.
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> Previously he held positions with the New York City Department of Park and Recreation, including as its chief ranger and head of its Natural Resources Group.
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> A resident of Connecticut for much of his life, Brash has lived in nearly each corner of the state, and now resides in Riverside.
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> Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society is the state’s leading independent conservation organization. Brash will oversee a staff of 30.
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> With state headquarters in Fairfield, CAS operates five centers (Pomfret, Glastonbury, Fairfield, Milford Point and Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield); has an EcoTravel program based in Essex; and is overseeing a coastal habitat restoration project at Stratford Point.
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> The organization owns 19 sanctuaries, encompassing 2,600 acres, including Trail Wood in Hampton, the former home of the Pulitzer prize-winning writer-naturalist Edwin Way Teale.



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