Press Release

February 8, 2022

The Central Park Conservancy Names New Chief of Park Operations

NEW YORK, NY — The Central Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Mosier as the organization’s new Chief of Park Operations. Reporting to Elizabeth W. Smith, the Conservancy’s President and CEO, Mosier will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of all matters related to Central Park operations, including maintenance, landscape management, facility management, and Park use and stewardship.

The Conservancy was formed over 40 years ago to rescue Central Park after a period of decline. The success of the nonprofit’s work has resulted in the Park being one of the most popular urban greenspaces in the world with more than 42 million visits annually. Thanks to its transformation over the past four decades, Central Park is now a reliable respite for New Yorkers, perhaps most especially appreciated during the pandemic. Mosier will lead the team doing the essential work to keep the Park accessible to all.

“Roger is an experienced and seasoned leader,” Smith said. “His appointment will add strategic oversight to our management of Central Park and our partnership with the City of New York and will allow the Conservancy to pursue the many ambitious goals outlined in our Plan for Stewardship, including refining our standard of care for all 843 acres and expanding our work in other parks across the City.”

“The last couple of years have proven how essential parks are, particularly in urban environments,” said Mosier. “I look forward to working alongside the committed staff of the Central Park Conservancy who have a history of restoring and maintaining this resilient greenspace for New Yorkers when they need it most.”

Mosier joins the Conservancy after serving as Vice President for Operations at Barnard College, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations at Smith College, and Vice President of Facilities at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He is also a licensed engineer and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.

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ABOUT THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY

The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park's annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding projects. Additionally, the Conservancy operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. For more information, please visit centralparknyc.org.