FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Audubon Society, which has a headquarters in Fairfield, named Greenwich resident Alexander R. Brash its new president.
Brash is described in a statement as "a longtime conservation leader and Connecticut resident with an extensive record of success managing non-profits and government agencies."
He will start as president of Connecticut Audubon Society on September 9, taking over for Robert Martinez, who retired this month after a decade as president of the organization.
"[Brash] is a skillful birder who is as comfortable scoping seabirds as he is in a meeting room," the Connecticut Audubon Society said in a statement. "He 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."
Before becoming president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, Rash was senior director for the northeast region of the National Parks Conservation Association, a nonprofit 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.
Previously he held positions with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, including as its chief ranger and head of its Natural Resources group.