May 9, 2010
Prairie Rivers Network welcomes Maggie Bruns and Chad McKenzie to the Board of Directors. And thanks Joe Petry for his time on the Board.
Maggie Bruns is the Legal and Operations Associate at the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) in Washington, D.C. She currently manages operations, outreach and LCV’s President’s Office, while acting as the liaison for their Board of Directors.
Maggie has been a long time supporter and volunteer of PRN. She began volunteering while attending the U of I. Shortly thereafter she began organizing various PRN events such as the Salt Fork River Clean Ups and our Annual Dinners. After graduation, Maggie worked for the Student Conservation Association in Northwest Montana and interned with World Wildlife Fund, before landing at the League.
She brings a fresh (yet familiar) voice and her experience working with a national grassroots organization to help guide the future direction of Prairie Rivers Network.
Chad McKenzieis the Executive VP and Creative Director at Royse-Wagner, Inc. In addition to expertise in marketing and design, Chad brings a genuine interest in and understanding of environmental issues to the board. Because of his personal commitment to promoting sound environmental practices, Chad has created beautiful and compelling campaigns and designs for environmentally focused clients such as the Salt Lake City Olympics Environmental Committee, the University of Illinois Environmental Council, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), and of course, PRN.
As a citizen and a dad to nine-year-old Hadley and six-year-old Haden, Chad’s vision is of a world where clean air and water, lush forests and healthy populations of indigenous wildlife are a reality for his children and future generations.
Thank you Joe Petry. The staff and board of directors thank Joe for his guidance on Prairie Rivers Network’s board during the past three years. His work founding the Boneyard Creek Community Day and his dedication to preserving Illinois natural areas is an inspiration to us all.
We wish him the best of luck as he continues to support healthy Illinois landscapes as a vice chair of the Illinois Association of Park Districts.