CNPS Hires Daniel Gluesenkamp as Executive Director
July 2, 2012
It is our great pleasure to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Daniel Gluesenkamp.
Most recently, Dan served as Executive Director of The Calflora Database where he led the organization in developing exciting new tools for conservation, research, and appreciation of wild California plants. Dan first fell in love with California plants (and CNPS) at UC Santa Cruz, and earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley studying the ecology of native and invasive thistles. He has a long history with California plant conservation and research, with on-the-ground experience restoring native habitat as Director of Habitat Protection for Audubon Canyon Ranch and with leadership roles in the California Invasive Plant Council and Bay Area Early Detection Network. CNPS members may remember Dan’s recent Fremontia article telling the story of discovery and conservation of the last wild Franciscan manzanita, available here.
In accepting our offer Dan expressed his excitement with the following statement, “The chance to lead CNPS is a dream come true. Much of what we love in California is here because it was saved by CNPS. I believe the Society’s greatest successes are still ahead, and I am honored being chosen to serve.” Stay tuned for more from Dan when he starts in August.