Vin Cipolla

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Vin Cipolla is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Park Foundation (NPF) - as of April 1, 2005.

"Mr. Cipolla, currently the President and CEO of Veritude, a Fidelity Investments company, is a former Executive Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the country's largest historic preservation organization. For the past eight years, he also has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, where he has been overseeing the development of a new museum on the city's waterfront, the first new museum built in Boston in 100 years...

"Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, who has served as Chair of the National Park Foundation since 2001, noted that Mr. Cipolla's management skills, ability to facilitate dialogue and build consensus among interest groups and partnering organizations will be a tremendous asset to the goals and the Congressional mission of the Foundation.

""Vin Cipolla is a business leader with a proven record of success in raising financial support for causes in which he believes. He is committed to helping the national parks loved by millions of visitors," Norton said. "The National Park Foundation is rated by Money magazine as one of the nation's eight best non-profit groups. The Foundation received the coveted "A" rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. Mr. Cipolla's leadership will keep and build on this record of success so that the national parks remain America's greatest gift."

"A talented entrepreneur, Mr. Cipolla founded three companies whose services spanned the financial services, software and advertising industries. His third company, HNW, is the leading provider of high-net-worth digital publishing and marketing solutions...

"Mr. Cipolla succeeds Jim Maddy, who recently was appointed Executive Director of the Resources Legacy Foundation, based in Sacramento, CA. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jill Nicoll, the leader of fundraising efforts that have driven the Foundation's growth, is serving as Acting President until Mr. Cipolla assumes his new position in April." [1]

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