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President Bush Names Three to Presidio Trust Board


Presidio of San Francisco (June 3, 2005) — The President has appointed three Bay Area residents to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, the White House announced today.

Curtis F. Feeny, T. Robert Burke, and Nancy R. Conner were named to the board, replacing outgoing board members Toby Rosenblatt, Mary Murphy, and Don Fisher who were founding board members and have each served two consecutive four-year terms.

“This is a great honor,” said Mr. Feeny, who is the managing director for Voyager Capital and former executive vice president of the Stanford Management Company. “The Presidio of San Francisco is truly a magnificent park for all Americans to enjoy.” Mr. Feeny, a sports enthusiast, received an advance degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Burke, who graduated from Stanford and received his law degree from the Palo Alto campus as well, is a Co-founder of the AMB Property Corporation in San Francisco is also a Trustee at Stanford and has been on the board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “I have grown to love the Presidio, exploring its trails and taking in its breathtaking vistas,” said Mr. Burke who lives in the park. “And I am looking forward to being a part of its future.”

Ms. Conner, who received her Master’s Degree at Stanford, is the president of the San Francisco Parks Trust and is also the president of the Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority. She has been a board member of the San Francisco Symphony and on the Conservatory of Flowers Steering Committee. She is a community volunteer and has lived in San Francisco for forty years.

The new board members serve a four-year term. “The President has selected three people who bring an impressive breadth and depth of expertise that will be of tremendous benefit to the Presidio,” said Craig Middleton, executive director of the Presidio Trust.

The Presidio spans some 1,491 acres from the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco Bay and offers impressive views, a diverse ecosystem, a dynamic shoreline and a 300-acre historic forest. The Presidio Trust oversees about 1,100 acres of the Presidio’s interior; the National Park Service manages the coastal areas.

Created by Congress in 1996, the Presidio Trust is charged with preserving the Presidio’s natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources while achieving financial self-sufficiency by 2013.

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