We are ecstatic to announce that our nationwide search for a new CEO is complete! Peter Mullan, former executive vice president of Friends of the High Line, has accepted the position to lead the conservancy. We aren’t the only ones excited; Peter had this to say: “I am positively thrilled to play a leadership role in the redevelopment of Waller Creek. As the only urban creek renewal project of its type and scope in the U.S., there is tremendous interest in this project nationally and internationally”. To check out Peter’s full remarks, please download here.
Prior to his new position at WCC, Peter worked at FHL from 2004-2014, most recently as executive vice president. FHL is the not-for-profit organization responsible for envisioning, creating and maintaining the High Line—a public park in New York City—in partnership with the City of New York, and for engaging the local community through education and programming.
Since its opening in 2009, the High Line has become one of the New York City’s most popular and beloved public spaces, welcoming more than 4.5 million visitors per year. The High Line has also been a catalyst for the economic development of the surrounding neighborhood and has become a global model for innovative urban planning, adaptive re-use, and public open space design, largely due to the successful work of FHL. Mullan was responsible for all aspects of the physical development of the High Line, including planning, design, construction, and collaboration with the City of New York.
We are confident that his expertise and passion for urban green spaces will help lead the transformation of Waller Creek. We can’t wait for him to start in February!
Check out coverage in The Austin Business Journal and The Austin American-Statesman.
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