Grand Teton National Park Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to our board of directors and resource council. Joining the board of directors are Bruce Bowen, Debbie Hechinger, Nancy McGregor, and Ed Riddell. Bob Morse, Ellen Karpf, Jerry Rose, Judy Singleton, and Jim Waldrop joined the resource council. The group brings a broad spectrum of expertise in business, conservation, and leadership to the Foundation.
Joining the board of directors:
Bruce Bowen founded ePlus Inc. (an information technology and finance company) in 1990 and served as president until 1996. He served in multiple leadership roles before retiring in 2018. Bruce and his wife, Liz, moved to Jackson from northern Virginia.
Debbie Hechinger formerly served as president and CEO of BoardSource, an industry leader in publications, online tools, consulting, and training on nonprofit governance practices. She has also worked in the same capacity as an independent consultant. Debbie spent nine years at World Wildlife Fund, leading their marketing, communications, operations, and development programs. She lives in Jackson with her husband, John.
Nancy McGregor is an attorney who has practiced her trade working for government agencies such as the FCC, FBI, and CIA. She has served on numerous boards of directors, both within the legal profession and in the community at large. Nancy and her husband, Neal Manne, were introduced to Grand Teton thirty years ago and especially enjoy hiking in the park.
Ed Riddell and his wife, Lee, started a highly successful advertising and design business in Jackson more than forty years ago. They have remained in the Jackson area and devote their time to photography and painting. Ed is a fine art photographer and was a founding member of Grand Teton National Park Foundation in 1997.
Joining the resource council:
Bob Morse is the chairman of Bridge Investment Group Partners. He has thirty years of experience in commercial and investment banking and private equity fund management. He has experience in multiple leadership positions for Citigroup including CEO of the company’s Asia Institutional Clients Group. Bob serves on a variety of charitable organization boards such as the Yale President’s Council on International Activities and the Whitney Museum Director’s Council. He and his wife, Stacey, spend as much time as possible in their home in Jackson Hole.
Ellen Karpf has a deep passion for animals and wildlife. She enjoys working with therapy dogs, taking them into children’s hospitals across the country. Ellen and her husband, Dr. Michael Karpf, believe in the power of art to enhance life and patient care and now reside full-time in their Jackson, Wyoming home. Ellen serves on the board of directors of the Lexington Philharmonic, which focuses on enriching the lives of our diverse citizenry by fostering excellence and innovation in the performance presentation of great music.
Jerry Rose retired in 2001 as vice chairman of Jones Long LaSalle, a global real estate and investment firm. He has served over the last seventeen years as a member of the executive advisory board of Gryphon Investors. Jerry formerly was on the board of directors of the Grand Teton Music Festival, and currently is a life trustee of Ballet Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jerry has a passion for Grand Teton including interest in historic preservation for over twenty-five years.
Judy Singleton started the Jackson Hole Raymond James office in 1994 after a career as an entrepreneur in the valley. She began visiting the area in 1966 and spent her college vacations working in Yellowstone National Park, where she developed a deep love and appreciation for the parks and the outdoor spirit of Wyoming. Judy made Jackson her home in 1985, and in 2008, she opened an independent firm and founded J. Singleton Financial.
Jim Waldrop serves as president of Silver Dollar, Inc., the management company overseeing all aspects of The Wort Hotel, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, and Wort Plaza Shops. He is a dedicated hospitality professional committed to the betterment of his business, community, state, and family. In addition to his experience in hotel management, Jim has served on a number of local and statewide boards and currently serves as board chair for Wyoming’s Office of Tourism.
The board and resource council will help the Foundation fulfill their mission of protecting and enhancing Grand Teton National Park through ongoing programs in 2020 such as youth engagement, historic preservation, and wildlife protection. They will also assist in the development of new projects to further the conservation of the park’s incredible resources and improve visitor experiences. We look forward to working with the new members of our team!