Grand Teton Association Announces National Search for Executive Director

MOOSE, WY. – The Board of Directors of the Grand Teton Association (GTA), a nonprofit partner of Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge, announce the spring 2023 retirement of Executive Director, April Landale, and the launch of a national search for a new visionary leader to continue the organization’s legacy of support for these treasured public lands. Landale said, “It has been a great honor to lead GTA. I’m confident the Board will continue the organization’s legacy of support for our agency partners in their selection of a new director to work alongside the talented staff and dedicated volunteers. With an inspiring mission and a creative and committed team, GTA’s future is bright”.

Landale joined GTA in 2018 with a deep passion for the stewardship and support of public lands. She excelled in overseeing the execution of GTA’s mission supporting the education, interpretation, and research initiatives of Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge. “April is a thoughtful, inspiring, and collaborative leader who invested in building a focused and responsive organization that serves GTA’s mission, people, and partners,” said Huntley Dornan, board treasurer.

The Grand Teton Association Board of Directors retained Potrero Group, a national strategy and search firm, to facilitate the search. Potrero Group has a long track record of supporting national park partner organizations and recruiting visionary leaders. “We’re honored to support this search,” says Cleveland Justis, founder and principal of Potrero Group. “Grand Teton Association is one of the nation’s most successful park partners. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative leader to continue building this remarkable organization that supports so many treasured places.”

With annual revenues of over $4 million, GTA curates and manages over a dozen interpretive retail locations and special projects for agency partners. 100% of profits from retail sales support the educational initiatives of the park, forest and refuge. In 2021, GTA provided over $1 million in total direct and indirect aid to agency partners.

Information about the position and how to apply can be found online at Potrero Group. Interested candidates should apply by December 2, 2022, for priority consideration. To share recommendations or for additional information, contact Andrew Leider at Potrero Group,