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Mark Wenzler

Mark is the Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at National Parks Conservation Association, a not-for-profit organization working since 1919 to protect and enhance America’s National Park system for present and future generations. Mark manages multiple programs and campaigns within NPCA focused on enforcing and strengthening the laws and policies that protect and restore our national parks, their wildlife and other resources. Mark is responsible for coordinating and overseeing NPCA’s clean air, climate, water, energy, and landscape conservation programs. He is also part of NPCA’s executive management team.

Before coming to NPCA, Mark directed the climate and energy programs at the National Environmental Trust (now the Pew Charitable Trust’s Environment Group).  Mark is a lawyer who began his career as a Deputy Attorney General prosecuting environmental cases for the New Jersey Division of Law, Environmental Practice Group, and later joined the Public Justice law firm to represent organizations and communities in environmental law enforcement cases. Mark earned his undergraduate degree from Providence College, masters in international relations/economics from the Maxwell School, and juris doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.

Mark lives in Washington DC with his spouse Dare and daughter Nina. Mark’s an avid cyclist, runner, backcountry skier, backpacker, and is now attempting to prove that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks by taking up surfing.

Mark participated in Climate Ride NYC-DC 2013 and Death Valley 2016.