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September 18, 2017

Schoodic Institute names interim CEO

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park said Friday it named a longtime National Park Service educator as its acting CEO.

David Manski, who spent two decades as chief of natural resources and cultural heritage at Acadia National Park and 35 years overall at the park, will start in mid-October. During his tenure at Acadia, he was instrumental in helping to establish Schoodic Institute as a National Park Service Research and Learning Center.

"We are thrilled to have David Manski aboard. Schoodic Institute staff and public partners will benefit greatly from his knowledge, experience and expertise," said Schoodic Institute Chairman Alan Goldstein. "He will contribute to the continued growth of the Institute during this transition."

Manski fills in as the nonprofit looks for a permanent successor to Mark Berry, who resigned Aug. 15 to join the Nature Conservancy, where he will be the forest program director, leading forest conservation initiatives in Maine.

Schoodic Institute, which is in Winter Harbor, is a nonprofit whose mission is to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages through a partnership with Acadia National Park. The organization works with more than 700 students and 100 teachers a year. Last year, the nonprofit had $2.3 million in revenue and $2.19 million in expenses, according to its annual report.

The search for a permanent president and CEO is being led by Kathleen Nauss, a board member and retired toxicologist and environmental health scientist. Click here to see the posting for the CEO position.

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