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Elizabeth W. Smith

Elizabeth W. Smith

President & CEO

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President & CEO directs the overall strategic planning, park operations, capital programming, public programming, development and marketing, and communication strategies for the organization. Ms. Smith works with the Board of Trustees on all governance issues, board development, financial planning, and budgeting strategy to ensure a strong, stable organization. She has executive responsibility for fostering relationships with donors at all levels, Park users, senior Parks Department officials, and other public officials. She directly manages the COO & Central Park Administrator, CFO, and area VPs, as well as provides leadership to all levels of the organization.

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