STEP Seminar: Keith Parker, Executive Director, Great River Greening

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Keith Parker
February 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm CST
Virtual Event

Join us for a lunchtime seminar with Keith Parker, Executive Director of Great River Greening, as he discusses his career path and why it’s important to continually adapt, evolve, and stay open on the journey.

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About the speaker: Keith Parker joined Great River Greening as Executive Director in 2019, with more than 20 years of experience in management, communications, external partner relations and environmental stewardship. He most recently served as the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)'s Central Minnesota Regional Director, where he had been since 2011. While at the DNR, he was responsible for leading the activities of the regional team, including implementation of the “Conservation That Works” strategic plan. Prior to that position, Keith spent 11 years at Twin Cities Public Television where he held several positions including Director of Partnerships and Director of Production Operations. Keith also has a thorough appreciation of the need for strong organizational governance from his eight-year involvement with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, including four years as chair.

The STEP Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series provides an informal setting for feedback and engagement with ongoing research projects and policy debates.
We invite scholars from all disciplines and practitioners working in all action arenas with connections to the fields of scholarship that shape science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series takes place throughout the academic year at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, typically over lunchtime on Mondays. Interested speakers should email Olivia Schares for a list of available dates.

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