PennFuture Announces Cindy Dunn As New President

PennFuture Monday announced the appointment of Cindy Adams Dunn as president and CEO of the statewide environmental advocacy organization after a four-month national search.

Dunn comes to PennFuture from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, where she was deputy secretary for conservation and technical services.

"We're delighted to have Cindy with us as she is eminently qualified to lead the organization's work tackling air, land and water issues throughout the Commonwealth," said David Lane, chair of PennFuture's board of directors. "Her skills as a manager combined with passion for the environment will prove invaluable as we continue to address climate change and promote a clean energy economy. The board is confident she's the right fit."

Dunn previously served as director of DCNR's Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and is a past executive director of Audubon Pennsylvania. She held a key management post at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for 10 years.

The Pennsylvania native and graduate of Shippensburg College is an avid outdoorswoman, regularly hiking the Appalachian Trail and fishing the Susquehanna River.

"I look forward to working actively with my new colleagues on the issue of climate change," said Dunn. "We share a great sense of urgency to protect Pennsylvania's landscape and water resources. PennFuture is well positioned to address the issues of the day, and our actions will have lasting impacts. There's a reason it's called PennFuture."

For more information, visit the PennFuture website.

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Executive Director Andrew Heath congratulated Cindy Adams Dunn on her appointment as President and CEO of PennFuture:  “Cindy Dunn is an excellent choice as the chief executive of PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition congratulates her on this prestigious appointment.

“Cindy has decades of experience in outdoor recreation, conservation of natural resources, environmental protection and will be a strong leader for PennFuture, an organization that has a track record of success in enforcing environmental laws and advocating for strong environmental and public health policies.

“Since 2008, the Growing Greener Coalition has been working with groups like PennFuture to protect land, water, wildlife and historic sites. We look forward to working with Cindy and her colleagues at PennFuture to enhance the health and economic well-being of communities throughout the state by advocating for funding to support the protection of land, water, wildlife and air quality.”


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