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November 07, 2016

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary names new president

Geri Unger (center) at the Sanctuary’s board meeting, Saturday 5 November 2016

Following an extensive national search, Geri E. Unger has been named the new president of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, effective January of 2017.

Unger, who has served as the Executive Director for the Society of Conservation Biology in Washington, D.C. since 2013, brings more than 25 years of experience in conservation and environmental science and education to the job.

Unger first encountered Hawk Mountain as a high-school student in Cleveland, Ohio. Her experience at the Sanctuary launched her interest in natural resources protection through conservation science and education, as well as non-profit management and organizational development.

Following her degree from the University of Michigan, she moved to Jerusalem, Israel to attend the Hebrew University, and worked as an instructor there in Ecology and Environmental Science and later as the Co-Executive Director at the Jerusalem Science Center.

Unger brings experience with scientific research and education, staff development and mentoring, and organizational development along with strong programming, fundraising, and administrative skills.

The president of the Sanctuary Association is responsible for effective, creative, and productive mission-based programs. 

Visit our Raptor Diaries blog to read the latest post from Geri, and stay tuned for a Podcast Q&A coming soon!

Gillespie