Pafford Named Marshall Foundation CEO

Mark S. Pafford was recently selected as chief executive officer of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades. Well-known as the state representative for Florida House District 86, Pafford has extensive experience providing executive leadership to nonprofit organizations. He is the first CEO of the 15-year-old environmental education foundation.

“The Marshall Foundation conducted an extensive national search for a CEO,” said Marshall Foundation Vice President Michael Davis, an environmental professional. “Mark Pafford’s knowledge of the Everglades, his nonprofit fundraising experience and his passion for environmental education placed him at the top of the consideration list.”

Pafford will lead a team of professional environmental educators and Everglades science experts in programs, including the foundation’s Everglades canoe expedition, college summer intern program and the 2014 Sea Level Rise Symposium.

“We are so excited that Mark has agreed to join the foundation and add his passion for the Everglades and our mission to the team,” Foundation President Nancy Marshall said.

Pafford has worked more than 20 years in community based nonprofit organizations, including as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. His district covers most of the western communities.

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