Bozeman, MONTANA (June 6, 2012) – The Sonoran Institute has appointed Randy Carpenter as Director of the Northern Rockies Legacy Program, which covers the Institute’s project work in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The Northern Rockies Program office is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana.
“Randy is a highly valued member of our organization and has been a mainstay in our Bozeman office for the last 10 years,” said Luther Propst, chief executive officer of the Sonoran Institute. “Randy’s passion for our work is clear and he is known and highly respected by our partners in the region.”
Carpenter replaces Diane Snyder who has accepted an offer to become the Chief Program Officer for the Sonoran Institute. Snyder’s new position, based in Tucson, Arizona, will guide and oversee the Institute's program work from Mexico to Montana.
“I am very excited about the work we are doing, and the team we have assembled here in the Northern Rockies Program,” said Carpenter. “Helping communities manage change – while protecting what they value most – has never been more relevant than now in these uncertain times.”
The Northern Rockies Program is a growing team of professionals that includes Alison Berry (Energy & Economics Specialist); Cameron Ellis (GIS Manager); Jerry Grebenc (Community Projects Manager); John Heyneman (Wyoming Program Manager); Katie Meiklejohn (Working Landscapes Program Manager); Mike Tercek (Ecologist); Holly Turner (Program Associate), Zach Wilson (Communications) and KayCee Alameda (Saratoga – Wyoming Community Project Manager).
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. The Institute is a nonprofit organization that is working to shape the future of the West. For more information, visit www.sonoraninstitute.org.