New Executive Director Announcement

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 5:32 PM | Kevin Korenthal (Administrator)

The National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search and candidate interview process the association has appointed Kevin D. Korenthal, CAE as its Executive Director. Mr. Korenthal assumes the duties and responsibilities of administering the association while working to grow and promote the relevance, value, and influence of NAPF in the parks and trails community.

“Kevin is a stellar addition to our vibrant organization,” said NAPF Board President, Joseph Wynns. “The board is ready to work with Kevin to align the mission and vision of the organization with the ideas and best practices that he will bring to this role.”

Kevin possesses more than 18 years of professional association and nonprofit experience. He has served in various roles at several construction and financial services trade associations and has served as executive director and board member on numerous nonprofit organizations. Among the highlights of his career, Mr. Korenthal led 35 chapters of a national fire sprinkler contractor association and served as the executive director for 6 chapters of a national association dedicated to serving the community of employee-owners. He also previously served as an appointed commissioner and the chairperson of The City of Santa Clarita, Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission.

“I am deeply committed to helping NAPF achieve its potential and evolve into the preeminent nonprofit organization for park and trail foundations and friends’ groups,” Korenthal said. “I truly appreciate the Board trusting me with this responsibility and look forward to working with the park and trail foundation community to help make great things happen.”

Mr. Korenthal possesses a degree in marketing and the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE). Kevin is a below-knee amputee and mentor to amputees. When not working he likes to ride bikes and camp. Kevin is a native of California but currently resides in McKinney, TX with his wife, Christine, children, Dominick and Delanie, and dog, Ponder.























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